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Flooding the Stream: Asian American Writers' Conference

This poster and program features "Flooding the Stream," the first Asian American writers' conference in New York City. The conference took place from November 11-12, 1994 at Hunter College and was sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program and the Asian American Writers' Workshop. The conference featured prominent writers, poets, artists, and cultural workers, including CUNY's own Kimiko Hahn (Queens College) and Meena Alexander (Hunter College/Graduate Center).

The Hunter College Asian American Studies Program (AASP) was established in 1993. As the only academic program in Asian American studies in the CUNY system, the AASP offers a minor in Asian American Studies and other resources and programming. The AASP supports scholars, artists, and activists advancing scholarship in the fields of Asian American studies and critical ethnic studies and serves as a resource for New York City's Asian American communities. In 2006, the program was at risk of being cut due to a lack of funding. Students formed the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) and saved the program within a year. CRAASH is now a student-run club that continues to advocate for the AASP.

Source | Hunter College Asian American Studies Program
Date Created | November 11, 1994 - November 12, 1994
Rights | Obtain From Hunter College Asian American Studies Program
Item Type | Text (Poster / Flier / Leaflet)
Cite This document | “Flooding the Stream: Asian American Writers' Conference,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed August 14, 2022,

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