Filipino American writers and artists are demanding the reinstatement of the director of the Wang Center’s Asian and Asian American Programming at Stony Brook University in New York, reports GMA News.
“It is with much wistfulness that I inform you that my Directorship of the Wang Center’s Asian and Asian American Programming is being terminated effective February 28th,” wrote Sunita Mukhi to supporters.
“The programs and I have thrived through the last decade because of your unwavering support, warm presence, ardent loyalty, and stalwart sense of community. It has been an absolute pleasure to conjure and animate over 500 programs which I hope have been inspiring, enlightening and enjoyable to you,” said Sunita, an Indo American writer, performance artist, scholar.”
Her position was eliminated in a reorganization. A petition is being circulated demanding Mukhi’s reinstatement.
“She is an amazing human being who is committed to Asian American Studies and social justice,” said Dr. Kevin Nadal, president of the Filipino American National Historical Society of Metro New York,