- 88 Poems John Cho
Asian American Studies instructor, John Cho, wrote a poem in dedication to his mother and continued writ-ing till his poem count reached 88. Join him as he shares stories and thoughts in poems with titles that run the gamut of the alphabet, from “a” to “z”.
Session 1, OAB 188
- Art and Identity in Modern Asia Susana Sosa
This talk will discuss the work of some contemporary Asian artists who explore issues of self and cultural iden-tity in their art practice. We will look at work of artists from China, Japan, Korea, and India.
Session II, OAB 188
- Studying and Teaching Abroad Michael Takeda
What it means to live in another country. Have you ever wanted to travel the world? How about seeing the world while earning college credits? Or experiencing an exciting new culture while working and making money?
Session II, OAB 173
Participate and experience
- Japanese Flower Arrangement Aiko Takeda
Japanese Flower Arrangement, or Ikebana, is a cherished traditional art that has been practiced in Japan for over 500 years. Originally a religious art, Ikebana is now practiced worldwide.
Session III, OAB 173
- Japanese Taiko Drumming Clovis Heiwa Taiko
Taiko drums have been a part of Japanese culture and history for over one thousand years. Today ensemble groups maintain this cultural heritage and perform in multi-cultural events. Members of Clovis Heiwa Taiko will show and share their skill.
Session III, OAB 188
- Hmong Pan Dau Mai Yang & Shoua Yang
Pan Dau “flower cloth” is the embroidery artwork of the Hmong. This is an iconic representation of the Hmong culture and a heritage skill of needlework which has been passed from grandmothers to mothers to daughters for many generations.
Session II, OAB 180
Discuss and share thoughts on
- Stereotype Threat Mary Ann Valentino
A stereotype exists for all groups. How do these stereo-types affect our perceptions of ourselves and our behavior? What can we do to minimize any negative effects?
Session I, OAB 180
- Crossing Borders Michael Takeda
Borders can be visible and invisible, physical and imag-ined, positive and negative, burden and possibility, exclusion and inclusion. In this discussion, we will explore the various political and social manifestations of borders, and the ways that they affect people, society-ies, and cultures. Finally, we will examine the ways that borders can be crossed to transition and transform into something new.
Session I, OAB 173