gary y. okihiro, "our ethnic studies: a reflection of the field and its future," october 14-15 at northwestern

This is kind of short notice, but if you're in the Chicago area, check out this etnhic studies event with Professor Gary Y. Okhiro, "Our Ethnic Studies: A Reflection of the Field and Its Future," presented by the Northwestern University Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora. It's happening this Thursday and Friday, October 14-15 at Northwestern University. Here are some more details about the event:

The Northwestern University Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED) welcomes

October 14-15, 2010

"Our Ethnic Studies:
A Reflection of the Field and Its Future"

Thursday, October 14
4:30-6:00 PM: Guest Lecture from Professor Okihiro followed by Q & A
6:00-7:00 PM: Reception with light refreshments
Fisk 311

Friday, October 15
12:00-1:30 PM: Lunch Conversation and Workshop with Professor Okihiro
Kresge 2-425
RSVP is requested for Friday event. Please RSVP to northwesternced@gmail.com

Professor Gary Y. Okihiro holds a Ph.D. in History from UCLA and is Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia. He is also the founding director for Columbia's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He is a distinguished historian and ethnic studies scholar having written nine books and numerous articles on U.S. and African history. Professor Okihiro has produced seminal texts on race and Asian American history including Common Ground: Reimagining American History and Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture, frequently used in undergraduate and graduate courses across the U.S.
They're hoping for a big turnout, because the graduate and undergraduate community at Northwestern is making efforts to heighten an ethnic studies presence on campus, which will hopefully lead to more funding for ethnic studies programming and initiatives in the future. If you can make it, please come out. For further details, go to the Northwestern CED blog here.

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