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“I Am Here/You Were There” Kickoff Event

May 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

I Am Here / You Were There, opening event: May 20, 2022 at 6pm (EST), Keynote: Grace M. Cho, Performance: St. Lenox
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“I Am Here / You Were There” Kickoff Event

Join us for the kickoff event for I Am Here/You Were There: Archiving Transgenerational Memory Within the Korean Diaspora, an online exhibition that brings together three artists – Jiwon Choi, Jesse Chun, and Kang Seung Lee – whose works navigate the transnational and transgenerational histories of the Korean diaspora.

The event will include a special musical performance by St. Lenox, the American indie pop outfit helmed by Andrew Choi, and a keynote address by Dr. Grace M. Cho, author of Tastes Like War and Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War. In her talk, Dr. Cho will address the way in which U.S. discourse about the Korean War fails to recognize the human toll and the generations-long psychic wounds passed down through the diaspora. It will ask, what does healing look like for the diaspora of an unending war?

Following the performance and keynote address, members of OPAWL – Building AAPI Feminist Leadership will facilitate breakout discussions in response to the exhibition’s themes and questions.

Subtitles and a live transcript will be available during the session. We are committed to making our events accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing community members, and can provide ASL interpretation if requested by May 13th. Please send any accessibility needs or other questions to iamhere.youwerethere@gmail.com.

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May 20, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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