Asian History Month Spotlight:

Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono was born in Japan in February in 1933 and then moved with her family to the United States because of her father’s job which would take them moving between the United States and Japan. When she was 18 she followed her parents to Scarsdale, New York where she studied at Sarah Lawrence College and then left to elope with her first husband. She eventually came to settle in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village where her interest in art began as did her poetry writing. Her work wasn’t taken seriously until after working with Anthony Cox, an American jazz musician/film producer and her second husband. Her work really involved the public interaction, a great example being her “cut piece” staged in 1964. It was at one of her exhibitions that she met Beatles singer and songwriter, John Lennon. The two would eventually wed and have a kid together before Lennon’s death. Ono has continued her career internationally with several world peace projects in honor of Lennon. 


Dat Phan
Dat Phan was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated to America with his mother to California. He realized he wanted to follow his dream of becoming a comedian after 9/11 acknowledging that life was short. He had a rough start after moving to LA he lived out of his car and was robbed at gunpoint. He answered phones for The Improv in Hollywood and also got as much stage time at night whether the crowd was coherent or not. It wasn’t until he took a chance and auditioned for NBC’s experimental comedy show that he launched his career. Dat Phan tackles ridiculous stereotypes and uses his experience as an American guy with a Vietnamese heritage living in America. He said he does it because, “We (Asian-Americans) want to be seen as more than just martial artists, or bad stereotype token roles in American TV & Movies”.


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
April 10, 2018
Starting at Moore Hall
4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: VDAY

Culture Night
April 20, 2018
Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room
7:00 p.m.
Sponsor: CINTA

45th Annual Minority Student Recognition Dinner
April 21, 2018
Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room
6:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Office of Minority Student Services

April 28, 2018
Park Inn Hotel
7:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Lip Sync Battle
May 4, 2018
Suites on Main Theater
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)


Last Updated 6/12/18