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  A Conversation on the Media and Race Relations with K.W. Lee, Journalist and Activist

 

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What: A Conversation on the Media and Race Relations
           with K.W. Lee, Journalist and Activist

When: Wednesday, February 1, 4:00 p.m.
             Reception to follow talk and Q & A

Where: Bender Room, 5th Floor, Bing Wing, Green Library

 


 

 

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., the Stanford Libraries, in conjunction with Asian-American Studies, the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Center for East-Asian Studies, will host a talk by K.W. Lee, journalist and activist titled "A Conversation on the Media and Race Relations with K.W. Lee, Journalist and Activist."

K.W. (Kyung Won Lee), a premier Asian American activist, is widely recognized as the Godfather of Asian American journalism. He has made outstanding contributions to the Asian American community through his highly successful career as an investigative activist-journalist. He was the first Asian immigrant to work for a mainstream daily newspaper in the continental United States, and his coverage of the murder conviction of Chol Soo Lee catapulted him into journalistic stardom. In 1979 he founded the first national English-language Korean American newspaper, Koreatown Weekly. Alongside Angela Oh, K.W. Lee was one of few spokespersons and advocates for the Korean American community after the devastating Los Angeles Riots (Sa-I-Gu) in 1992. He has won 29 professional awards and was the first recipient of the Asian American Journalists Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

For any questions, please contact Ben Stone, Curator for American and British History, Stanford University Libraries (bstone@stanford.edu)

Kindly forward this invitation to all who might be interested.

 

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