October 7, 2005 (Friday)
San Francisco State University, President's Office, Dr. Robert A. Corrigan
Session 1F 8:30-9:45 A.M.
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.
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.
"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...