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March 21, 1997

Asian heritage celebrated

Author Ronald Takaki will be the keynote speaker during "Asian Heritage Week: Making Waves," March 24-30.

Takaki, professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss "Race and Ethnicity in Multicultural America: Asian-American Perspective" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom. A booksigning will follow his lecture.

Takaki works include Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb and A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America.

Faculty and staff are invited to dine with Takaki from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. The cost is $13.

Opening ceremonies for Asian Heritage Week will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, March 24, with a Parade of Nations from the Memorial Union fountain to Lake LaVerne. Following remarks by Rafael Rodriguez, director of Minority Student Affairs, there will be a Lantern Festival to honor ancestors. Lotus-shaped vessels with candles will be launched onto the lake.

A complete schedule of events is in the on-line calendar.

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