Of The White Lion and The Mayflower: Two Ships that Shaped 400 Years of Race Relations in America
Date: February 19, 2019
Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm EDT
Location: 246 Greene Street, Kimball Hall, First Floor Lounge
NYU Steinhardt Office of Faculty Development and Diversity welcomes Christopher M. Span during the Black History Month to discuss the contributions of Blacks in America.
On the 400th anniversary of people of African descent in America (1619-2019), few people know the name of the ship that brought the first Africans to what would become the United States of America. This lecture names and details the wayward journey of this ship to colonial America. It illustrates how the introduction of Africans in America shaped and reshaped race relations in the United States.
Dr. Christopher M. Span is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Education and Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Celebrate Dr. Sumi Okazaki’s Book about Korean Families in America
Date: February 25, 2019
Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm EDT
Location: 82 Washington Square East, Pless Hall, First Floor Lounge
Join the Institute of Human Development and Social Change and the Department of Applied Psychology celebrate the publication of NYU Steinhardt Professor Sumie Okazaki and Professor Nancy Abelmann (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) book Korean American Families in Immigrant America: How Teens and Parents Navigate Race, a book that shed’s light on today’s dynamics and openly discusses the challenges and difficulties Asian American families face navigating the U.S.’s racialized landscape.
The presentation of the book begins at 5:30 p.m. on February 25, 2019, followed by a reception with food and refreshments.
The professors interviewed over 200 Korean American teens and parents and then focused on five families with young adults in greater depth. Further, the book contributes to a rare ethnography of family life, following the select families through the transition from teenagers to young adults, to a field that has largely considered the immigrant and second generation in isolation from one another. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods and by focusing on both generations, the book deeply explores ideas that defy easy classifications as “Korean” or “American” and turns the tables on the conventional image of the Asian American immigrant family.