Growing Up in Hawai’i

smigroup7The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies will host a pan­el dis­cus­sion titled “Grow­ing Up in Hawai’i: Kore­an Amer­i­cans Forg­ing an Iden­ti­ty” on Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 18, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Center’s audi­to­ri­um.

The pro­gram was orga­nized espe­cial­ly for youths of Kore­an her­itage and their friends, but it is open to all. Admis­sion is free. The pro­gram is part of the Center’s mark­ing of the 110th anniver­sary of the begin­ning of Kore­an immi­gra­tion to Hawai’i.

The dis­cus­sion pan­el will con­sist of:

  • John Lie, C.K. Cho Pro­fes­sor of Soci­ol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley
  • Sharon Har, a mem­ber of the Hawai’i State House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Kapolei-Makakilo area (Dis­trict 42)
  • Yoon-Jee Kim, an attor­ney in the New York law firm Hahn & Hes­sen LLP
  • Chris McK­in­ney, a teacher and author of The Tat­too, Mililani Mau­ka, Boi No Good and oth­er nov­els.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the pro­gram, includ­ing infor­ma­tion regard­ing park­ing and access for the hand­i­capped, tele­phone the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies at (808) 956‑7041.