Stories of flight, suffering, freedom, and perseverance inhabit the personal narratives of Eleanor H. Swent's book Asian Refugees in America. She developed an interest in the lives of her Asian immigrant students when she taught English as a Second Language in Oakland's Chinatown during the 1980s.
She began recording their stories 30 years ago, provided updates of their lives in America decades later, and eventually compiled their stories in this book. Come hear compelling stories of how these students conquered their ordeals with their "intelligence, courage, perseverance, religion, family ties, and a strong determination to begin life anew and work hard to achieve the American Dream."*
Eleanor Swent graduated from Wellsley College and earned an M.A. from Denver University. In addition to teaching and her lifelong interest in China, she has worked as a researcher and senior editor at the Regional Oral History Office at UC Berkeley.
*Foreword by Professor Emeritus Judy Yung, co-author of Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America.
Co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University.
- Asian Snack Trials
- Miércoles 4 de Mayo de 2016, 5:00 pmBiblioteca Central, Mix: Carpet Garden
- Writing To Be Read: Strategies for Maximizing Impact
- Miércoles 4 de Mayo de 2016, 6:00 pmBiblioteca Central, Sala Latino/Hispana A & B
- Japanese Koto Demonstration with Shoko Hikage
- Jueves 5 de Mayo de 2016, 3:30 pmNorth Beach, North Beach
- Tai Chi Mondays
- Lunes 9 de Mayo de 2016, 3:00 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights: Área Principal
- Jamyong Singye on the Meditative Art of Thangka
- Martes 10 de Mayo de 2016, 6:30 pmWest Portal, West Portal: Área Juvenil
- Red Envelope Craft
- Miércoles 11 de Mayo de 2016, 1:00 pmVisitacion Valley, Visitacion Valley: Sala de Reuniones