On March 13, 2012, Roosevelt House hosted a discussion with a number of Asian-American writers.  The impact on Asian American communities in the decade since 9/11 has taken many visible and invisible forms: detention and deportation, displaced Chinatown workers and residents, racial profiling and the war on terror, yet Asian Americans are frequently left out of public discussions surrounding the ten years since 9/11. The program featured KUNDIMAN and THE ASIAN AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW, two Asian American arts and literature organizations that have responded to this living history by producing projects that bring attention to Asian American experiences in the decade since 9/11.

AALR Editor-in-Chief Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis was on hand with contributors to the AALR Special Issue:

Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of Sept. 11, featuring testimonies, essays, and dialogues by Asian American scholars, educators, activists, artists, and poets on the before and after of the decade since 9/11.

Poets April Heck, Eugenia Leigh, Zohra Saed, and Purvi Shah performed and discussed work from Together We Are New York: Asian Americans Remember & Re-vision 9/11, a unique community history and public remembrance arts project produced by KUNDIMAN, the country’s leading organization for Asian American poetry and poets. The show combined poems based on interviews with Asian American community members about 9/11 and the decade since with audio clips from the interviews.

Co-Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, The Public Policy Program and the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College, CUNY.


Asian American Writers Respond to Decade Since 9/11 | Posted on March 13th, 2012 | Faculty Associates News, Human Rights Program Events