Columbia University Discussion: Exploring the Hapa Identity

Hello – if you are in the New York City area, please join us for a
discussion at Columbia University:

Exploring the Hapa Identity
Monday, April 9th, 2007
8:00PM-9:30PM
Roone Arledge Cinema, Alfred Lerner Hall
Columbia University
115th and Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Summary:

ha•pa (hä'pä)

adj. 1. Slang. of mixed racial heritage with partial roots in Asian
and/or Pacific Islander ancestry.
n. 2. Slang. a person of such ancestry.
[der./Hawaiian: hapa haole. (half white)]

Is there a set "Hapa identity"?
How has the media dealt with the Hapa identity?
What are unique Hapa issues? Are they the same as Asian American issues?
How do we build a greater, cohesive community of Hapas?

Please join us for a discussion about the Hapa identity and the issues
that face Hapas.

Featuring Eric Byler (http://www.myspace.com/ericbyler), award-winning
director of "charlotte sometimes" and "Americanese"

, and Ken Tanabe of
Loving Day ( http://www.lovingday.org).

Ice cream reception to follow.

Sponsored by APAAM and the Columbia Hapa Club

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