Conversation and Reading with Bich (Beth) Minh Nguyen. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!
Date and TimeThursday, March 23, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
- Kirkhof Center » RM 0072
Join us for a reading with acclaimed author Bich (Beth) Minh Nguyen. Her memoir, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, documents her experiences growing up in Grand Rapids after her family migrated from Vietnam. She is also the author of two novels, Short Girls (an American Book Award winner in fiction) and Pioneer Girl. Her work explores themes concerning the Vietnamese and Asian American experiences. Nguyen will read from new work, a series of essays on high school, music, and the Midwest. This event will provide an opportunity to consider how Asian American literary scholars inform conversations on the Asian American experience in the twenty-first century.
LIB 100 & 201 Approved ~ Connection to the Classroom
Social Justice & Human Rights: (LIB 100)
Upon completion of this program, attendees will have gained an increased understanding of the experiences of immigrants as they resettle in a new land and how they adjust and integrate into the new culture and social systems.
Diverse Communities: (LIB 201)
Upon completion of this program, attendees will have improved their knowledge of Asian American immigrants lived stories and perspectives.
Oppression/Discrimination: (LIB 201)
Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to engage in critical dialogue about how Asian American literary scholars inform conversations on the Asian American experience in the twenty-first century.
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