The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum presents a conversation with New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, a book that explores the origin and evolution of Chinese Food in the United States. She will be joined by poet Patrick Rosal, author of My American Kundiman. Modeling his poems on the kundiman, a song of unrequited love sung by Filipinos for their country in times of oppression, Rosal professes his conflicted feelings for America, while celebrating and lamenting his various heritages. My American Kundiman is the winner of the Association of Asian American Studies 2006 Book Award in Poetry and the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award.
This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve your place, please contact the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at 312.413.5353.
This Artists, Activists, and Authors After Hours (AAAH) program is co-sponsored by The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council and the UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center.
Artists, Activists, and Authors After Hours (AAAH), a program of The Public Square at the IHC, events are intimate, informal discussions that allow for meaningful exchanges among people who share some connection to the work of a visiting artist. Since coalition building is one of the cornerstones of social change, AAAH events are structured to give individuals a chance to meet others engaged in similar struggles and projects.
For more information, contact the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at 312.413.5353.