May
16

WHAT: Dr. Yoonsun Choi to Give Talk on "Growing Up Korean American (코리안 어메리칸으로 성장하기)"

WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 6:40 to 8:20 PM

WHERE: GLF (Global Leadership Foundation) in Flushing, Queens, 46-20 Parsons Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355

Admission is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, we will host our second seminar of 2018. Dr. Yoonsun Choi of The University of Chicago will give a talk about "Growing Up Korean American (코리안 어메리칸으로 성장하기)" at Global Leadership Foundation (GLF), located at 46-20 Parsons Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355. The seminar will begin at 6:40 PM and end at 8:20 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available starting at 6:40. This talk will be given in both English and Korean, and the PowerPoint slides will be in English. English-speaking second-generation Korean Americans and their Korean-speaking parents are strongly encouraged to come to this event together.

Dr. Choi will integrate several recent studies she has been working on. She will show how Korean cultural traditions are maintained among the immigrant parent generation, but also how some of these traditions persevere among the second-generation youth. She will also discuss the impact of youth acculturation in family processes and their own development, by presenting how youth acculturation influences the ways in which they perceive parental behaviors and that biculturalism, although overall a positive factor, may be much more complicated than the literature suggests.

One of Dr. Choi's current research projects, the Midwest Longitudinal Study of Asian American Families (ML-SAAF), examines Asian American adolescent development and how their parents can help maximize youth potential. This study is particularly interested in the role of culture in family (such as culturally unique family processes, parent-child cultural conflicts), racial prejudice and discrimination, ethnic identity, and culture change and formation (acculturation) that may all be unique issues of adolescent behavior for this target group as well as other ethnic and immigrant youth. Details of ML-SAAF can be found in www.mlsaaf.org.

Click the link below for a Korean-language version of this announcement:

Korean-language Flyer for Dr. Yoonsun Choi's Seminar

Yoonsun Choi is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Her fields of special interest include minority youth development; effects of race, ethnicity, and culture in youth development; children of immigrants; Asian American youth; and prevention of youth problem behaviors.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this interesting talk.

 

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