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Asian Heritage Week, April 10-15

Join Asia Connect in celebrating the first annual Asian Heritage Week running from April 10-15. All events are free unless otherwise noted below:

April 10:
“Iran: An Ancient Civilization,” a presentation by Amir Marmarchi, Department of Economics, and Elahe Javadi, School of Information Technology
Noon -1 p.m. in the Center for Visual Arts, room 149

A Japanese tea ceremony presented by Jennifer Gunji of Japan House in Urbana
5-6:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor East Lounge, Bone Student Center

April 11:
“Korean Alphabet Design and Historical Context,” presented by Alice Lee, School of Art
Noon-1 p.m. in the Eleanor Kong Room, Vrooman Center

“The Battle for Human Rights in North Korea: Is There Any Hope for Change?” by North Korean policy expert and human rights advocate Suzanne K. Scholte, in the Escalante Room, Julia Visor Center, Hewett-Manchester residence halls
6:30-7 p.m. reception
7-8 p.m. presentation by Scholte

April 12:
Asian Film Festival: The Color of Paradise (Iran)
6 p.m. at the Normal Theater

Asian Film Festival: How to Win at Checkers Every Time (Thailand)
8 p.m. at the Normal Theater

April 13:
“Vietnam: From Lotus Pond to Dragon Land” presented by Tuyen Tonnu, School of Music
10 -11 a.m. in Fell Hall, room 148

Vietnamese cooking class demonstrations by Tuyen Tonnu, School of Music
4:30 -5:30 p.m. in Schroeder Hall, room 106

April 14:
Asian dinner and show
5:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts
Indian cuisine and the play, Harvest by Manjula Padmanabhan
RSVP to Archana Shekara, ashekar@ilstu.edu by April 7
Cost: paid AsiaConnect members-$25 in advance, $30 after April 7
Non-AsiaConnect members-$30 in advance, $35 after April 7
ISU students-$15 in advance, $20 after April 7

Send payment to Miranda Lin, School of Teaching and Learning, Campus Box 5330, Normal, IL 61790-5330 or drop off at DeGarmo Hall, room 212.

April 15:
Asian Film Festival: The Boy and the Beast (Japan)
1 p.m. at the Normal Theater

Asian Film Festival: Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (Vietnam)
7 p.m. at the Normal Theater

Asia Connect, an affiliated group at Illinois State University, strives to promote cultural diversity across campus.

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