TORONTO, May 10, 2013 – Acclaimed author Joy Kogawa will be the featured speaker at this year’s Asian Heritage Month Lecture and Education Roundtable on Monday, May 13 at York University.
Kogawa, a Canadian poet and novelist of Japanese descent, will give a talk based on the theme of “Youth, Identity and Asian Heritage,” followed by a Q&A, reception and book signing.
Other highlights of the event include:
2pm: Opening Address by Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month - Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture Inc.
3:05pm: Plenary Address by Donna Quan, Director, Toronto District School Board
3:35pm: Roy Fernandes, Principal, St. Henry Catholic School, Toronto Catholic District School Board – "The experiences of a first generation visible minority Canadian in our Education system"
For a full schedule of speakers, click here.
What: Asian Heritage Month Lecture and Education Roundtable, featuring author Joy Kogawa
Where: Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building, York University (#92 on map)
When: Monday, May 13, 2pm. Reception, book sale and book signing by Joy Kogawa to follow at 4:30pm
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