Thursday, December 10, 2015
7pm to 9pm
Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre Street)
$12 Adult / $7 students, seniors, and members of SALGA, Q-WAVE, GAPIMNY
Free admission for MoCA members and CLAGS members
Richard Fung’s DIRTY LAUNDRY (1996) explores the queer history of nineteenth-century Chinese immigration to Canada, and REX VS. SINGH (2008) reveals the plight of two Sikh men entrapped by Vancouver police in 1915 and accused of the crime of sodomy. These two films deepen our understanding of the LGBTQ movement in North America, which will be the focus of a post-screening panel discussion featuring scholars and activists, including Rick Lee (Rutgers University), Riddhi Sandil (Columbia University), and Lakshman Kalasapudi, an organizer from SALGA-NYC for the queer South Asian community.
Fung is a Trinidad-born, Toronto-based video artist and queer cultural critic who is the recipient of the 2015 Kessler Award from CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies. For more information on related events, including a program that showcases several of Fung’s experimental videos at the NYU A/P/A Institute on December 2, and the Kessler award ceremony and lecture to be delivered by Fung, which is free and open to the public on December 16 at the CUNY Graduate Center, see www.clags.org.
Co-sponsored by The Sexuality, Women, & Gender Project at Teachers College, Columbia University; GAPIMNY; SALGA-NYC; and Q-WAVE.