University Housing and Diversity Advocacy will celebrate Asian History Month with a cultural dinner featuring award-winning journalist and author Laura Ling at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Brown Ballroom at the Bone Student Center.

Tickets will be available soon. For questions and ticket information visit University Housing Services online.

In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women for Current TV, Ling was detained by North Korean soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border. She and her colleague Euna Lee were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days before being granted a special pardon and returning to the United States. She has since sought to shine a light on the issue of trafficked women as well as to bring greater attention to the plight of other imprisoned journalists around the world.