[KS] October program of the RASKB

Brother Anthony ansonjae at sogang.ac.kr
Mon Oct 1 05:19:13 EDT 2012

Members of this list living in Korea might be interested in some of our activities. Full information is available through our home page at http://www.raskb.com/ 

Brother Anthony
President, RASKB

Lectures (In the Residents' Lounge of Somerset Palace, near Anguk-dong Rotary
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:30pm
Korea’s Responses to AIDS
Sister Miriam Cousins.
Sister Miriam will survey the situation regarding HIV/AIDS in Korea, both among Korean people and among foreigners. She has played a leading role in developing new forms of Christian ministry for PLWHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) and she will speak of her work in establishing shelters for people who have lost their jobs and been rejected by their families and communities because they have HIV/AIDS.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:30pm
Categorizing Migrants: the Making of Multicultural Society in South Korea
Daisy Y. Kim.
The Korean state and society have employed the language of multiculturalism to incorporate certain groups of migrants (migrant spouses), while excluding others (migrant workers) through deliberately constructed images and portrayals of migrants in the mass media as well as through politico-ideological apparatuses. By seeing how public and private actors and institutions incorporate migrants in broader Korean society, this lecture explores ways of categorizing and labeling migrants and the consequences in the making of a multicultural society.

NB  In November, lectures will be held on Tuesday, November 20 and November 27


Daehangno and Hyehwa-dong: An Architectural Walk
Saturday, October 6, 2012: 13:00-16:30
Leader: Dr. Robert J. Fouser

Gangneung (Kangn?ng), Province of Gangwon-Do (Kangw?n-Do)
Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, 2012
Leader: Mr. Peter Bartholomew

Discovering Seoul’s Street Food 
Wednesday, October 17
Leader: Jennifer Flinn

Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21
Leader: Sue Bae

Old Incheon: A Walk through Korean History since 1876
Saturday, October 27, 2012: 13:30-18:00
Leader: Dr. Robert J. Fouser

Jiri-san and Namwon: A Journey into Korea's Scenic South Jeolla Province
Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4, 2012
Leader: David Mason

RAS Reading Club 
To learn about Korea and develop cultural literacy through reading works of Korean literature (in English translation). (See map in “Library” in our home page). Next meeting: Monday October 8, 7 pm, reading O Chonghui’s “Wayfarer” in the Columbia Anthology (available from Seoul Selection) All RASKB members are welcome.
Contact: Bob Fouser   kagoshimabob at gmail.com

RAS Photo Special Interest Group
We are organizing a monthly photography special interest group, the RAS Photo SIG, to help people improve their photographic skills. Meetings are usually held once a month in the Inje University building (See map in “Library” in our home page). 
Contact: Tom Coyner    tom at softlandingkorea.com

National Museum of Korea: RASKB lecture-visit
We are offering a monthly in-depth tour of one portion of the National Museum of Korea with an English-speaking member of their staff. This is usually on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. There is no charge; it is open to RASKB members only. Those wishing to attend should send an email with the subject “National Museum Tour” to royalasiatickorea at gmail.com. 

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