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April 2015 Events

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April 30, 2015 Greater LA College Fair

The Greater Los Angeles National College Fair will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center on April 30, 2015. Dr. Sarai Koo will present two workshops. The idea of ka-shi, which is explained in her book Seoul Food will be discussed in her presentation.

10:15 am – 11 am   Secrets to Increasing Your ACT/SAT Score (David Han, Elite Prep and Sarai Koo, Ph.D., Project SPICES, MAPS 4 College, Seoul Food)

11:15 am – 12:00 pm    The Most Important Information You Need to Prepare for College and Life, Sarai Koo, Ph.D. (Project SPICES, Author of Seoul Food)

April 27, 2015 Guest Speaker at Citrus College

Dr. Koo will be speaking at an ethnic studies course. The title of her presentation is Intersectionality of culture, ka-shi, Kpop, and identity.

March 2015 Events

March 28, 2015 Guest Speaker at Pacific Oaks College

Summer Open House – March 28, 2015

Dr. Sarai Koo will be speaking about her experience at Pacific Oaks College as graduate student and how the her education and experience led her to fulfill her goals.

DATE: Mar 28, 2015
TIME: 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Interested in getting to know Pacific Oaks College? This event will include a faculty-led activity, Admissions and Financial Aid sessions, academic program breakout sessions with faculty, and a Student-Life Panel. Campus tours and lunch with faculty, alumni, and current students will be available. This is your chance to learn about the history and philosophy of PO.

10:00am – 1:00pm PST

RSVP Here.

March 7, 2015 Restoring Values: What is Best for My Family

On March 7, 2015, Dr. Sarai Koo has the privilege of speaking in front of African American fathers and mothers to discuss the issue of values at the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Conference, hosted by the Inland Valley Uplift Foundation. The conference theme is “Productivity: A Path to Manhood” and will be held at the University of La Verne, La Verne, CA.

Koo’s panel presentation is entitled, “Restoring values – What is best for my family?  Panel speaker for the


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March 5, 2015 Guest Speaker at Pasadena City College

Dr. Koo will be speaking to two classes at Pasadena City College. The topic addresses topics that are found in her latest book Seoul Food.  The vignettes are “Mirror Image”, “My Home, My Communities,” and “My Gah-Jok”.

Class 1: 4:50 – 5:15 pm
“What do violence, racism, hate, and other negative issues have to do with you and me? Examining me by learning about the other.”
Class 2: 5:506:15 p.m.

“What does the “Other” have anything to do with me? Learning about myself by examining the other.”

March 4, 2015 Tiffin at the Langham Hotel

The Langham Hotel Event

Join us for tea, finger sandwiches, and desserts while you hear Sarai Koo, author of Seoul Food, read stories from her book and discuss the challenges faced by children on immigrant families.

Date: March 4, 2015
Location: The Langham Hotel, 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 (The Tiffin – Tea Room)
Time:  3:45 – 5:45 pm

langham$59 includes:
* Traditional “Tiffin at the Langham Tea”
* Parking
* One copy of Seoul Food

February 2015 Events

February 28, 2015 Taste of Seoul Food

Sarai’s Birthday Event!

 Feb28_2015EVENTGet ready for a joint event on Feb. 28!

* SEOUL FOOD book selling and signing
* promoting AAPI artist – Proph Dvido! (Have you heard of him? The first time I heard his music, I said, “This guy has TALENT!” He needs to be promoted! People need to get to know this bro)
* Taste of Seoul Food – Yellow House Cafe will send us samplers to taste and evaluate. We will be trying their new fusion food.
* and more!

RSVP:   “Feb.28 Birthday”

February 21, 2015 Second Annual Author Fair and Book Reading

2nd Annual Author Fair at the Pasadena Public Library

Attend the free Second Annual Author Fair at the Pasadena Public Library from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  Sarai will be reading her favorite vignette and sign books. Will you join us?

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RSVP:   “Feb. 21 Book Signing”

Sharing some Seoul Food

February 14, 2015 Love Bomb Event

February 14, Love Bomb Event


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