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
Roone Arledge Cinema, Alfred Lerner Hall
Columbia University
115th and Broadway
New York, NY 10027


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 (, award-winning
director of "charlotte sometimes" and "Americanese"

, and Ken Tanabe of
Loving Day (

Ice cream reception to follow.

Sponsored by APAAM and the Columbia Hapa Club

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