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Seeing Asia {Global Wednesday} FREE happy hour, music & panel

Global Lives Project & Asia Society Northern California Young Professionals Group

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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How do we see Asia? Join us for an exploration of the ways in which film and media shape our understanding of Asia and Asian culture, both in the US and globally. A panel discussion will feature leading journalists and filmmakers who bring their diverse perspectives to this complex topic. This event is a collaboration of the Asia Society Northern California Young Professional’s Group and the Global Lives Project.

The panel will be presented against the backdrop of a Global Lives Project 12-screen video installation featuring video of daily life in Kazakhstan, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, South Korea, Vietnam, Nepal and Turkey. Complete the experience with pop-up asian cuisine for dinner, cash bar and live music.

5:00 to 6:30pm - Happy hour & live Balinese suling (bamboo flute) by Ken Worthy of Gamelan Kori Mas

6:30 to 7:30pm - Panel Discussion

7:30 to 9:00pm - Food, Music and Networking

This is a 21+ event. Drinks available for purchase at a cash bar.


Mary Kay Magistad, (moderator) former East Asia correspondent, The World                             Masashi Niwano, Festival & Exhibitions Director, Center for Asian American Media                   
Naomi Ture, Filmmaker, Global Lives Project
More panelists soon!

This event is part of Global Wednesdays, a Global Lives Project initiative designed to spark discussions about global citizenship, new media, and film education. Global Wednesdays are set against the backdrop of immersive, multi-screen video installations that showcase footage from the daily lives of individuals around the world.


Photos by David Harris (top: Folsom Street Foundry) & Antonius Riva Setiawan (bottom: Global Lives shoot in Sarimukti Village, Indonesia)
Have questions about Seeing Asia {Global Wednesday} FREE happy hour, music & panel? Contact Global Lives Project & Asia Society Northern California Young Professionals Group

When & Where

Folsom Street Foundry
1425 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Global Lives Project & Asia Society Northern California Young Professionals Group

The Asia Society Young Professionals Group (ASYPG) is an association of young professionals who share a strong interest in Asia. Its members are talented, savvy and globally-minded future leaders in their twenties and thirties. Membership in the ASYPG is only $45 a year. Join today at ASYPG’s secure website. Benefits include free or discounted admission to all of Asia Society Northern California’s year-round programs, discounts and invitations to members-only programs. In addition, ASYPG members enjoy the benefits of connecting with fellow like-minded professionals and leaders, building professional and personal networks, and sharing ideas. To learn more about the ASYPG, please visit our website or Facebook page.

The Global Lives Project is a video library of life experience, designed to cultivate empathy across cultures. We curate an ever-expanding collection of films that faithfully capture 24 continuous hours in the lives of individuals from around the world. We explore the diversity of human experience through the medium of video, and encourage discussion, reflection, and inquiry about the wide variety of cultures, ethnicities, languages, and religions on this planet. Our goal is to foster empathy and cross-cultural understanding.

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