Refocusing Our Lenses: Confronting Contemporary Issues of Globalization and Transnationalism
Venue: Oberlin College
|Event Date/Time: Feb 17, 2006||End Date/Time: Feb 19, 2006|
-How can we as agents in the global community affect positive change?
"Refocusing Our Lenses" is an attempt to confront problems facing Asians and Pacific Islanders that other trajectories have not thoroughly addressed. We will explore the impact of globalization in a transnational Asia and Oceania through the foci of human issues, the environment and economics. We will analyze the troublesome nomenclature of "Asian/Pacific American," specifically the political ramifications of including Pacific Islanders within the category of "Asian American." Lastly, we will link education with activism, by discussing how our responsibilities as members of these transnational communities can be realized through mobilization and action.