Pan-Asian Council joins with Harambee House for the first event of Asian Awareness Month
On Feb. 26, 2019, Pan-Asian Council (PAC) collaborated with Harambee House to screen “Blasian Narratives.” The “Docu-Theatre” project explores the intersection and identities of mixed Afro-Asian heritage through live performances and film. The screening of the performance was followed up with a live Q&A session with those who collaborated on the making of the project. The screening of “Blasian Narratives” is the first of five events that PAC will be hosting in honor of Asian Awareness Month between the end of February and the beginning of April, including an alumni panel and a lecture by Professor Khatharya Um of UC Berkeley.
One For The World holds talk with Michael Middleton
On Monday, the student-run organization “One For The World” hosted a talk with Michael Middleton titled “Poverty: lessons learned from photography” in the Clapp Library Lecture Room. In addition to its chapter at Wellesley College, the organization has roots at the University of Pennsylvania, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, New York University, Villanova University and Columbia University. The organization, which was founded by two MBA students at the Wharton School of Business in 2014, uses data-driven research to help students and young professionals determine the best charities to help end world hunger. “One For The World” currently recommends that its members donate one percent or more of their income to charity.
Wellesley receives plaque from museum honoring alum and world-famous Chinese author
On Feb. 5, President Paula Johnson received a plaque from William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics at Wellesley, Charles Bu, in honor of Bing Xin ’26. Bing Xin, the pen name of Xie Wanying, was one of the most famous literary figures in China during the 20th century. She received her master’s degree in English Literature from Wellesley in 1926, and her essays, one of which references Lake Waban, are now required reading for Chinese schoolchildren. The plaque was created by Wang Binggen and reads “Wavelet Pavilion” in English, in reference to Bing Xin’s love for Lake Waban. The plaque was presented to Professor Bu on a trip to the Bing Xin Literature Museum in Fuzhou, China in October 2018 and presented to President Johnson in a ceremony that took place on Chinese New Year this year.