Asian Awareness Week to be celebrated April 4-8 at Hope College

A variety of activities have been scheduled for the week of April 4-8 to commemorate Asian Awareness Week at Hope College. The public is invited to all of the week's four events. Admission is free - except for the Asian Food Festival on Wednesday, April 6. The week is coordinated by Hope's Asian Perspective Association, a student organization working in conjunction with a variety of campus groups and offices. T-shirts will be sold and cash donations will be collected at all events to raise funds for earthquake relief for Japan.
Mar 30, 2011


The week will begin with a Sushi Night on Monday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium. Attendees will be able to make their own sushi rolls.

A showing of the documentary film “Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women” — with discussion led by the film’s producer, Dr. Dai Sil Kim-Gibson — will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication. “Silence Broken” tells of Korean women forced into sexual servitude by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

Participants will have an opportunity to taste a variety of Asian dishes on Wednesday, April 6, from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the annual Asian Food Festival hosted at both Phelps and Cook halls. Meals during the festival are $5 for those not on the college meal plan.

The week will conclude with a performance by comedian Dan Nainan at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the DeWitt Center Kletz. Nainan, whose father is from India and mother is from Japan, was a senior engineer with Intel before becoming a comedian.

The DeWitt Center is at 141 E. 12th St.; the Maas Center is at 264 Columbia Ave.; the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication is at 257 Columbia Ave.; and Phelps Hall is at 154 E. 10th St.


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