For release: November 6, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Award-winning artist, slam poet, filmmaker, and author Kip Fulbeck will give a multimedia
presentation at the University of Memphis addressing identity politics and multiracial
Asian-Americans through photography, spoken word, and comedy. This free event will
begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.
Fulbeck, who is of Cantonese, English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry, speaks on issues
of identity, body art, and multiracialism. His presentation is a part of the Hapa
Project, which offers a chance for people of mixed racial descent to answer the question
“What are you?” in their own words and to be pictured in simple portraits.
Hapa is a slang word for Asians and Pacific Islanders of mixed ethnic heritage. The project
inspired a book, Part Asian, 100% Hapa, which will be available for purchase after the presentation.
In addition, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is participating in a food drive
competition against the other Conference USA institutions during November. C-USA is
encouraging participation across campus, and a drop box will be provided at this event.
Those who attend are encouraged to bring a canned food item.
For more information, contact Kyndra Outlaw of the Student Activities Council at 901-678-4994.