Who are APA?

Who Are Asian Pacific Americans? Luncheon Talk Series

Topic: What’s in a (Group) Name? Exploring Identity Through ‘Labels’

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013

Time:  12-1 pm

Venue:  ACC, 807 E. 10th Street

Description: The month of November and Thanksgiving encourage people to give thanks and reflect on what they appreciate in life. As social creatures, humans have an innate want to belong to some kind of group, be it a family, culture, religion, or friend circle. While the act of belonging is comforting, the labeling of those groups can be complicated and contentious. Do these group names encourage certain behaviors? Do the group names ultimately help a group? Or do they eventually hurt a group? Come for the chance to discuss these questions, which are based on the following article in the LA Times:http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-taylor-lgbt-labels-20130625,0,3788471.story

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