R.I.C.E. Conference

Date: March 23, 2013
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Campus
More Information: http://www.gvsu.edu/oma

 

R.I.C.E. Conference
Realizing and Addressing Issues in our Culture and Education

RICE (Realizing and Addressing Issues in our Culture and Education) is a formal academic and professional conference hosted annually by the Asian Student Union of Grand Valley State University. It provides an opportunity for members of the local community, alumni, professors, and college and high school students to become further educated on current issues in Asian American society. Our goal is to promote Asian awareness and understanding of other cultures.

Join us at this year’s conference on Saturday, March 23, 2012 from 9:00AM-4:00PM (time is subject to change). RICE will be held at Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus at the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids. RICE is free and registration is requested. Complimentary breakfast and lunch are also offered.

The event consists of a panel, 3 professional development workshops with discussion, a keynote speech, and closing ceremonies (including the introduction of the next year’s executive board members).  This year’s RICE theme is rediscovery. Our event will highlight the significance of exploring one’s past, family history, and cultural identity.

The featured keynote speaker will be acclaimed author Bich Minh Nguyen, who originally hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more about her here.

 Workshop information and registration are online: R.I.C.E. Conference