Log in
  • Home
  • HAPA: Personal Identity and being abroad

HAPA: Personal Identity and being abroad

  • 26 Apr 2019
  • 5:30 PM
  • MIT, Building 1, Room 190, 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

HAPA: Personal Identity and Being Abroad

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 5:30 PM

MIT, Building 1, Room 190, 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Kip Fulbeck is an artist, spoken word performer, filmmaker and author, and is currently a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He explores identity politics and what it means to be Hapa in the current political climate. The term “Hapa” is a Hawaiian slang term meaning any person of mixed racial heritage, with partial roots in Asian and/or Pacific Islander ancestry. Fulbeck is the creator of The Hapa Project that has resulted in two museum exhibits and two books. His first exhibit (Part Asian, 100% Hapa) featured photos of mixed race Asian Americans and their answer to the question “What are you?” Fifteen years later Fulbeck photographed the same people and again asked “What are you?” This resulted in a second exhibit and book (hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project). Fulbeck’s own racial background is Cantonese, English, Irish and Welsh. This event is sponsored by MIT and the New England JACL.

For more information, please visit the MIT event page

Want to be the first to know about Japan-related events happening around Boston? Subscribe to our biweekly newsletter! From cultural activities to sports and language exchange, the Japan Society of Boston keeps you connected to your love of Japan.


   Login  About Donate  My Profile Join Us

© 2021 Japan Society of Boston, Inc  |  50 Milk Street 16F, Boston, MA 02109  |  617-514-7345  | Info@JapanSocietyBoston.org