Diversity and the American Experience
What is diversity? How is does it manifest itself in 21st century America? And what is its relevance in a globalized world? Join us for a two-day conference and film event as we situate diversity within the American context and explore its possibilities and challenges. Professor Linda Voh, professor of Asian American Studies at University of California-Irvine, will be the keynote speaker and discuss the Asian American experience.
When: Monday, November 22 at 17:00 and Tuesday, November 23 at 19:00
Where: AMIDEAST Conference Room (Nov 22) and American Corner (Nov 23)
Film Viewing and Discussion
In collaboration with the Diversity conference, we will hold a film viewing and discussion of the film “Amreeka” with Dr. Anna Everett, professor of Media and Film Studies at University of California-Santa Barbara.
“Amreeka” chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.
When: Tuesday, November 23 at 16:00
Where: AMIDEAST Conference Room