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MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Holtz
561-297-3029, lholtz@fau.edu

FAU to Host Asian Pacific American Culture Day

WHAT:              Florida Atlantic University’s Office of
                            Multicultural Affairs presents the second
                            annual “Asian-Pacific American Culture Day”

WHEN:              Wednesday, May 19, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.                                            

WHERE:           Florida Atlantic University
                           Traditions Plaza on the Breezeway
                            777 Glades Road, Boca Raton 

COST:                Free and open to the public

CONTACT:      For information, contact Ingrid Jones at
                           561-297-3959 or ijones@fau.edu


        FAU will host a celebration honoring “Asian-Pacific American Culture Day.” The celebration will include Asian food tastings, the Nirvana Student Club members who will perform traditional dances from India, as well as a martial arts demonstration and Lion Dance performance by Lee Koon Hung and Choy Lay Fut of the Kung Fu Association.  Geshe Konchog Kyab, resident teacher at the Tubten Kunga Center for Wisdom Culture and the Study of Tibetan Buddhism, will discuss the Buddhist celebration of Sakadawa, and master storyteller Dr. Caren Neile, an instructor in FAU’s department of communications in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, will tell exciting Asian stories.  Countries and islands represented include Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, Vietnam, Hawaii, Guam, Samoa and the Pacific Islands.

-FAU-

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