Saturday, February 29, 2020
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner 8:30 p.m.
To Be Announced
Our presenter this year will be
Professor Sharon Yoon D'04
Assistant Professor at Ewha Womans University
Sharon is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Korean Studies at the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University. She received her doctorate in sociology from Princeton University and is an ethnographer specializing in social movements, migrant entrepreneurship, and transnational networks in Korean diasporic communities. Her first book project, "The Cost of Belonging: An Ethnography of Solidarity and Mobility in Beijing’s Koreatown" (forthcoming with Oxford University Press 2020), compares the ways South Korean and Korean Chinese transnational migrants construct ethnic identities in their quest for upward mobility in Beijing. As a Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences postdoctoral fellow in 2013, she started a second ethnographic project analyzing how zainichi Korean activists in Osaka’s Korean ghetto mobilized enclave resources to fight against ultranationalist hate speech rallies targeting their community.
Dr. Yoon's talk is titled "Harnessing Social Media Activism within the Ethnic Enclave: The Success of Anti-Hate Speech Protests in Osaka's Korean Ghetto" and will examine the positive effects of social media in bringing about change with the appropriate mix of community factors.
Cocktails will be served at the bar
in the Hyatt House Niseko
Dinner will be served at Kitchen Niseko
+ cash bar