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Perspectives: [Re]Defining the Asian American Experience

Please join the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans to celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the Legacy Fellows.

This event showcases work by filmmaker Elijah Chhum, writer and spoken word poet Chay Douangphouxay, photographer Joseph Hang, printmaker Jade Hoyer, filmmaker Joua Lee, and screenwriter Ying Lee, recipients of the 2013 Legacy Fellowship through the Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesotan Humanities Center.

This collection offers unique commentary on what it means to be Asian-American, showcasing diverse perspectives on the artists’ shared and individual experiences as Asian-Americans.

This activity is funded in part through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Saturday October 19, 2013
Neighborhood House
179 Robie Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Reception 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Film Presentation 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Legacy Fellow Press Release

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2013 Reading Together Book Launch

Join community members, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, and the Minnesota Humanities Center as we celebrate the four upcoming titles from the 2013 Reading Together Project. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the authors and illustrators, hear more about their inspirations and work, ask questions, and receive a complimentary copy of all four titles.

The 2013 titles are:

Linh and the Red Envelope
Written by: Diane Tran
Illustrated by: Alex Shimkus

Melody of the Qeej
Written by: Mai Kou Xiong
Illustrated by: Vang P. Lee

Night Breeze
Written by: Steve Wright
Illustrated by: Ilhwa Gloria Kim

Tawan the Sun Girl
Written by: Chay Douangphouxay
Illustrated by: Alex Kuno

The evening begins with an hors de’eouvres reception at 5:30 p.m. Panel discussion begins at 6:00 p.m. with a book signing to follow. These books are written at an early elementary level (grades 2-3), and children are encouraged to attend.

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Ave. E, St. Paul, MN 55106 (map)

If you plan to attend, please RSVP here.

About the Reading Together Project:

This is the second year of the Reading Together Project collaboration between the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Center. The Reading Together Project seeks to address the lack of children’s books that speak to the experience of being an Asian Pacific Islander (API) child or youth in the United States. The project supports the development of English literacy skills while recognizing cultural heritage and creating opportunities for children and families to learn about API cultural heritage together. The project will disseminate resources targeted towards closing the achievement gap for API students by offering culturally relevant resources.

*This work is funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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