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April 2021

ROAR Story Slam to feature six Korean American stories

April 30 @ 6:00 CDT - 7:30 CDT
Free

KoreanAmericanStory will hold its ROAR Story Slam, an annual event, in virtual format this year, on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. CST (7:30 p.m. EST), in which six contestants compete for prizes of up to $1,000.

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May 2021

“What We Hunger For” virtual book launch

May 4 @ 7:00 CDT - 8:00 CDT
Free

A virtual book launch will be held Tuesday, May 4, 7 p.m. CST for a new collection What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family, edited by Minnesota poet and author Sun Yung Shin. Through 14 contributors, this book relates, in individual stories, how newcomers to Minnesota bring their own culinary traditions and may re-create food memories at home, introduce new friends and neighbors to their favorite dishes, and explore comforting flavors and experiences of hospitality…

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Adoptee Hub holds workshop on letter writing

May 8 @ 1:00 CDT - 2:00 CDT
Free

Adoptee Hub will hold a virtual writing workshop led by adoptee and author Mei Hwang, who wrote 100,000 Cranes for My Mother, Saturday, May 8, at 1 p.m. (CST).  The workshop will be a letter-writing exercise for transracial adoptees, or any adoptees, who will address the letter to their birthmothers. Hwang will address the range of emotions, from grief to relief, that participants feel while engaging in this exercise in a safe and supportive environment. Due to the sensitivity of…

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival opens May 13 in hybrid format

May 13

The MSP Film Society presents the 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival May 13-23, sponsored by the MSP Film Society.  The MSPIFF is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the U.S. The festival will showcase more than 150 films representing more than 100 cultures. This year, MSPIFF40 will be a hybrid festival, with films and panels screening online, plus special in-person outdoor screenings in Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information and tickets, visit the website: MSPfilm.org

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Adoptee Bridge to hold Twin Cities retreat for adult transracial adoptees

May 14 - May 16
$100

Adoptee Bridge will hold a Twin Cities retreat for transracial adult adoptees focused on healing, set for May 14-16, with guest speakers.

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Conversation about immigration, food, and “What We Hunger For”

May 20 @ 7:00 CDT - 8:00 CDT
Free

A free virtual conversation event about food and immigration will be held Thursday, May 20 as part of a series of conversations with writers across genres, discussing the experience of migration, leaving one’s home, and building a new one. The event, Perspectives: Writers on Migration - What We Hunger For is hosted by the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, and will feature Sun Yung Shin, editor of the new anthology  What We Hunger For: Refugee and Immigrant Stories About Food…

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International Korean Adoptee Association hosts virtual age-breakout groups

May 28
Free

On Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, a free series of virtual age-breakout sessions will be held to facilitate discussion among a global group of intercountry adoptees. The event is co-hosted by the coalition group International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) and Also-Known-As (AKA), a U.S.-based founding member of the IKAA network. During previous  (in-person) annual IKAA adoptee gatherings, one of the most meaningful events has been the Age Breakout Sessions, which allow adoptees from around the world to connect…

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June 2021

Virtual Korean History and Culture workshop to be held

June 28 @ 3:00 CDT - June 30 @ 6:00 CDT

The Sejong Cultural Society will hold a virtual Korean History and Culture Workshop, from Monday to Wednesday, June 28, 29, and 30, 3 to 6 p.m. CST. Lectures include Korean history, democratization, the economic development of South Korea, Korean American immigration and community development history, including the LA Riots of 1992 and aftermath.   It will also include a review of Korean traditional music and arts. A detailed program schedule is available on the Sejong Cultural Society website. The Sejong Cultural…

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Mina Cheon artist talk

June 30 @ 5:30 CDT - 6:30 CDT
Free

Art activist Mina Cheon, who creates visual art around the theme of Korean reunification, will speak in a virtual event sponsored by the Korea Society.  The event will be held June 30, 5:30 CST (6:30 EST). Her work includes painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance to portray the precarious relationship and turbulent history of North and South Korea. Her solo exhibition at The Korea Society showcases her most recent painting series of Unification Flags. Mina Cheon will discuss her art…

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July 2021

Virtual course on Korean poetry, and comparative Japanese and Chinese poetry offered

July 6 @ 3:00 CDT - 5:00 CDT
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 UTC on Tuesday, repeating until July 20, 2021

A poetry writing and teaching course, Virtual Sijo Workshop: Comparing Verses from Korea, China, and Japan, will be offered by the Sejong Cultural Society, on three Tuesdays – July 6, 13 and 20, 3 to 5 p.m. CST. Participants will learn about the Korean traditional poetry form, the sijo, Korean traditional literature, Chinese jueju, and Japanese haiku. The webinar will additionally discuss how to teach sijo in a school setting and how to edit and improve sijo. Participants will be invited…

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