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October 2021

Virtual event commemorates 25 years of Asian American Studies

October 26 @ 3:00 CDT - 5:00 CDT

A virtual conference, Asian American Studies Now, will be held October 26 to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Asian American Studies program at New York University. The program was launched when a group of students came together, and with faculty support, began organizing for the first Asian American Studies course, and a program. The Asian/Pacific/American Studies program was founded in 1996.The program will welcome back alumni and faculty who were instrumental in the historic founding. In…

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Hyon Kim to speak for Great Decisions series on Korean peninsula

October 29 @ 12:30 CDT - 2:00 CDT

Hyon Kim, a Twin Cities entrepreneur, non-profit co-founder, author and thought leader will be a featured speaker for the annual Great Decisions series of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Minnesota. The presentation via Zoom will be held 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 29. The topic is about the Korean peninsula. Kim is the founder and CEO of MN Best, Inc., a Twin Cities project management and engineering support firm. She also serves as…

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November 2021

Adoptee referral portraits collection to be featured at Weissman Art Museum

November 1

The work of Minnesota Korean adoptee artist Megan Rye will be featured in an exhibit entitled Foundling, to open at the Weissman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, on November 1. More than 70 families participated in sharing referral photos of themselves or adoptee loved ones, who are adopted from many countries to Minnesota.  She collected the photos over some years, and there are now portraits of 100 adoptees in the exhibit, rendered in paint on Target shopping bags. The exhibit will…

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Boston Korean Adoptee hold virtual Korean cooking classes

November 6 @ 11:00 CDT - 1:00 CDT
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One event on November 6, 2021 at 11:00 UTC

A series of online classes hosted by the Boston Korean Adoptees association ongoing into the fall will focus on street food and how it has become an integral part of Korea’s history. Two tracks of cooking classes will focus on meat dishes and vegetarian dishes. Each has four two-hour sessions with a maximum of eight participants each.  Each class will instruct on creating a main dish and some side dishes. The classes are appropriate for all levels of cooking experience.…

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Adoptee Hub fundraiser with film and dinner

November 6 @ 4:30 CDT - 8:00 CDT

Adoptee Hub, a Twin Cities service and educational organization by and for intercountry adoptees, will hold its (in-person) annual fundraiser under the title theme Jeong: The Power of Reunification, on Saturday, November 6. Keynote speaker for the event will be filmmaker Sun Hee Engelstoft (born Sun Hee Shin), a Korean adoptee from Denmark. Her 2021-released film Forget Me Not, will be shown at the event. Other special guests at the event will be a recently-reunited Korean birthmother and adult son…

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December 2021

Sijo teaching class offered to all educators

December 5
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One event on December 5, 2021 at 12:00 UTC


The Sejong Cultural Society is offering a free online five-part class for all educators on how to teach sijo, a traditional Korean poetry form. Course start dates this fall are on Sundays (September 12, October 24, and December 5) and continue into 2022. The course is designed to train teachers about the sijo poetry form and how to use it in their classrooms. It includes detailed analyses and critiques of student and professional sijo, and guidance and writing and editing…

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