On Wednesday, Sept. 5, Carolina Asia Center, the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Philips Ambassadors and Carolina Public Humanities are hosting a screening and post-film panel discussion of the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" at Silverspot Cinema.
Jennifer Ho, the associate director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, said she organized this event in an effort to discuss the experience of Asian Americans both on UNC’s campus and in North Carolina because there are so few opportunities to do so.
“This is a much larger issue than just having a conversation on campus. We saw it as an opportunity for outreach with both the UNC community and local community,” Ho said.
Max Owre, the executive director of Carolina Public Humanities, said he believes the same thing.
“These topics of challenges of multiculturalism and identity in a multiculturalist society and topics of racism are challenging, but need to be discussed,” Owre said.