What: 3rd Annual International Asian Pacific American Studies Conference, Michigan State University
Global-is-Asian: Asian Diapora Identities in the Context of Globalization
When: April 18th w/ kick-off event on April 17th.
Where: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University
The Asian Pacific American Studies Program would like to invite you to Michigan State University’s 3rd Annual International Asian Pacific American Studies Conference on April 18th with a kick-off event on April 17th.
This year’s theme, Global-is-Asian: Asian Diaspora Identities in the Context of Globalization, focuses on Asian populations in diaspora—that is, living outside their ancestral homelands. Though the definition of diaspora and its application to various populations has long been debated, in using the term “diaspora” we assert the importance of understanding Asian communities within a global context; as sharing key similarities but as far from homogeneous.
Kicking off the event, spoken word/hip-hop artist Denizen Kane will host a dynamic evening of spoken word poetry on April 17th, 2009.
On April 18th, 2009, internationally recognized activist, journalist, and scholar, Helen Zia, will address the conference as this year’s keynote speaker.
Please mark you calendars for this exciting event and visit our website (https://www.msu.edu/~apaspec/conf09/index.html) for information on registration,
conference schedule, and more.
We hope to see you there!
The 3rd Annual International Asian Pacific American Studies Conference is sponsored by MSU’s Asian Pacific American Studies Program with primary support from the Committee on Institution Cooperation and Creating Inclusive Excellence grant from the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives. Additional support from the AART (African Atlantic Research Team), APASO (Asian Pacific American Student Organization), Asian Studies Center, LBGT (Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay/Transgender) Resource Center, OCAT (The Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions), RCAH (Residential College in the Arts and Humanities), School of Journalism and VIPP (Visiting International Professional Program).
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