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Embracing Shared Interests, Mis-Remembering History: South Korean Diaspora Outreach Society Embracing Shared Interests

The festival was presented by Miami-based artist Sekajipo, ForThePeople, a Tampa-based dance troupe of kuumba dancers and drummers as well as other music and dance artists. He has taught workshops for professional and community drummers as well as student at national dance and drum conferences, festivals and community and university workshops. 

As part of our project we will also show pictures by Briana Nieves and Giulia Heyward. Join us at this annual event, where we gather to read literary works by various black authors from the African diaspora. This event will present selected literary texts by students from the Committee on Black History Month and Dr. Mshai Mwangola, a Kenyan performance scholar and activist.

The methods of the Russian theatre theorist Nikolai Demidov were studied and practiced under the direction of Professor Maleav Babel in order to bring original adaptations of classical works to life.

The anniversary was celebrated throughout Eurasia with major academic conferences, official state events and concerts in the former Soviet Union and South Korea. The tone and tenor of these solemn events suggest a desire to rewrite history and to divert the focus of uncomfortable attention from the fact that the deportations were serious human rights violations triggered by political paranoia in the Soviet Union, Japanese spying against ethnic Koreans in the Far East during World War II and society’s perceived benevolence toward the deportees. 

Recognition of social and cultural ties among the ethnic Korean diaspora in Mexico, Eurasia and South Korea — was linked to some extent with economic and political interests. Central Asians welcomed the Koreans brought into their midst, but refrained from repeating official statements from Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, or South Korea at the time of the events.

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