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October 7, 2005 (Friday)

Sponsored by

San Francisco State University, President's Office, Dr. Robert A. Corrigan

Session 1F 8:30-9:45 A.M.

Imperial A

High School Conference Orientation Greetings: CHSA and SFSU (Asian American Studies Department, Associated Students Inc., and Asian Student Union)

Guest Speaker: Eric Mar, Esq, President of San Francisco Board of Education and Lecturer of Asian American Studies at SFSU

Session 2 10:00-11:15 A.M.

Attend various conference panels

OPENING LUNCHEON 11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

Imperial Room

Opening Act: Leung's White Crane Lion & Dragon Dance School

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Henry Der and CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed

Session 3K 1:45-3:00 P.M.

Peace Plaza

"Not Who You Think I Am: Forging Past, Present, and Future"

What does it mean to be Chinese American? Asian-American? Asian/American? Asian/American? Or an American Asian? How do you hold the past and future in a single clasp? Is it possible to stay true to your culture in a new country? These are some of the questions we will explore in this discussion and writing-based workshop. Prepare to educate. Prepare to enlighten. Prepare to be proud. Youth Speaks Poet Mentors will perform poems to illustrate their own experiences, their own truths, and do a writing workshop encouraging students to think critically about themselves and their own history.

Introduction: Leonard Shek, CHSA Program Coordinator

Youth Speaks Poets/Performers:

Nico Cary has been opening the eyes of audiences ever since his high school days and as a UC Berkeley student, continues to paint the Bay Area with his detailed passion for literature and politics. He has been a finalist in the Bay Area Teen Poetry Slam...

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