Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Asian Culture Center Events

Asian Culture Center’s Over a Cup of Tea presents:  Saints or Revolutionaries?: The Parallel Visions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Time: 5-6 pm

Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

With special guests Professor Lichtenstein, Associate Professor in the Department of History, and Professor Grim, Chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department.

Description:  Professor Lichtenstein will discuss the myths that have developed around these two great leaders, and suggest how these myths disguise some of the more challenging aspects of their struggles for freedom and justice. Professor Grim will discuss how common understandings about various forms of suffering can lead to the creation of ideas concerning pathways that make possible moral and spiritual awakenings that provide opportunities for the oppressed and the oppressors to collectively build capacity for change. Her conversation seeks to address what is real and what is imagined as an ideal strategy among those laboring to move human progress and humanity forward in efforts to complete work that is still unfinished. A short Q&A will follow.

For more information, please email acc@indiana.edu or call 856-5361.


What’s cooking on Friday? Sesame Balls

Co-hosted by Asian American Association

Date:  Friday, January 24, 2014

Time:  5-6 p.m.

Venue:  Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

Description: Find out how Sesame Balls are made. Sesame balls, or Jian dui, is a type of fried Chinese pastry made from glutinous rice flour. The pastry is coated with sesame seeds on the outside and is crisp and chewy. At the end of the program, we will have food tasting. Due to limited seating, advance free registration is required. Email acc@indiana.edu or call (812) 856-5361 to register.

Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? Luncheon Talk Series presents :

Topic: Highlighting activist Grace Lee Boggs

Date: Friday, January 31, 2014

Time: 12-1 pm

Venue: Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street

Description: Grace Lee Boggs (b. 1915) is an author, lifelong social activist, and feminist. In honor of the recent MLK, Jr. holiday, we will focus our lunch discussion on this remarkable woman and her inspirational ideas regarding social and political activism. Please read the following interview transcript from her interview with Bill Moyers to prepare for this discussion:

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/06152007/transcript3.html. This event will be co-hosted by graduate students Derek DiMatteo and Lisa Kwong.

Note: The film, "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," will be screened at the IU Asian American Film Series on Friday, March 28 at 6:30 pm..

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