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Let us remember together at the Wang


PEACE TREE 9/11 MEMORIAL
Opening reception and ceremony
Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 1PM, Zodiac Lobby
Light refreshments will be served.

Exhibition is from Wednesday, September 7 through Thursday, September 15

Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Lobby

Marking the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Peace Tree 9/11 features works by artists from around the world including the United States, Europe, and Asia submitted in response to a call for art. Comprising paper sculptures constructed in numerous styles, the exhibition is inspired by the paper cranes folded by mourners in the aftermath of 9/11.

Peace Tree 9/11 engages its audience in contemplation of peace, solidarity, and social justice, and seeks to transcend the political, ethnic, and sectarian tensions that so often emerge in response to tragedy.

You are invited to contribute your own offerings of peace and remembrance, for display alongside the memorial tree.

Closing Reception and Ceremony: Wednesday, September 14, 3:30 pm, Zodiac Lobby

The exhibition and receptions are free and open to the public.

You are invited to contribute your offerings of peace from September 7 to September 15
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DESI AMERICA 10 YEARS AFTER 9/11
Tuesday, September 13, 7pm, Wang Center Lecture Hall 1

Share your thoughts in a timely forum about South Asian American communities in the post-9/11 world.
How did the tragedy and its aftermath transform Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities?
How have their roles as citizens and residents of the United States been redefined?
How has it shaped their relationships with Arab, Middle Eastern, and Muslim Americans and with each other?

Dynamic community organizers and artists share their insights and spark a reflective dialog:
PRERANA REDDY of the Queens Museum of Art QUEENS MUSUEM OF ART and the VISIBLE COLLECTIVE,
PUSHKAR SHARMA of BROWNSTAR REVOLUTION,
TITO SINHA of DESIS ORGANIZING,
MOUMITA ZAMAN of KHADIJAH'S CARAVAN .

Presented in collaboration with the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) an Asian American nonprofit literary journal and organization, which just released a special issue commemorating the 10 year anniversary of September 11th.

To learn more about AALR's special issue, please visit www.aalrmag.org or contact [log in to unmask]

More about:

Visible Collective : http://disappearedinamerica.org/
Brownstar Revolution: http://www.brownstarrevolution.com/home.html
Khadijah's Caravan: http://www.khadijahscaravan.com/

All are welcome. Free Admission.


For the flier: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/programs/desi%20america.pdf
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For more information on these and other Asian and Asian American Programs
please visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/wang/
or call: 631-632-4400.

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