CME Distinguished Lecture Series Spring 2014:
The Center for Multicultural Education at Edgewood College is pleased to welcome award-winning writer and filmmaker Curtis Chin for a screening and discussion of his work Vincent Who? (2009). This remarkable documentary deals with the hate crime murder of Vincent Chin in Detroit in 1982.
“Vincent Who? and Asian-American Empowerment” will be presented at 2:00-3:30 pm, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, and again at 4:30 – 6:00 pm, in Anderson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more details of the event, please click here.
In addition to his writing and producing, Curtis Chin is a community activist, co-founding the Asian-American Writers Workshop and Asian Pacific Americans for Progress. In 2008, he served on President Obama’s Asian-American Leadership Council. He has been a guest on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and other media outlets.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and Ethnic Studies Program, School of Integrative Studies, and COR General Education Program, with additional support by an Educational Programming Board grant.
The Center for Multicultural Education Distinguished Lecture Series seeks to advance multicultural inquiry, engagement, and understanding and to cultivate a community of learners committed to building a just and compassionate world.
Ethnic Studies Major:
In October 2012, the Center launched the Ethnic Studies major, the first discipline-specific undergraduate major in the School of Integrative Studies.
The launch was announced in an Edgewood College press release, and it received attention from the local news media, such as the Wisconsin State Journal and Madison Times.
At the Oct. 16th launch gala, well attended by faculty, staff, and students as well as alums, Drs. Dan Carey, Dean Pribbenow, and Kris Mickelson as well as Huining Ouyang spoke about the significance of the major to the College, the School of Integrative Studies, and Edgewood students. Nicole Sandoval, Ethnic Studies Association President and a junior double majoring in International Relations and Ethnic Studies expressed her excitement about pursuing Ethnic Studies as her second major to make herself better prepared and more marketable in today’s workplace.
Ethnic Studies Minor:
The program continues to witness tremendous interest from students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as disciplinary fields. In the 2011-2012 Academic Year, a total of 20 students from a variety of disciplinary areas graduated with the minor degree.