Holy Cross Celebrates Asian Heritage Month

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross has planned the following events in April to celebrate Asian Heritage Month.  Sponsored by ASIA (Asian Students for International Awareness), Asian Studies, MECCA (Muslim Endeavor to Create Cultural Awareness), Women's Forum, and the department of religious studies, all events are free and open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m. - Rev. Robert Kennedy, S.J., will conduct a Zen meditation workshop entitled "A Catholic Encounter with Zen Buddhism," in Suites B-C in the Hogan Campus Center.  Kennedy is the author of Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit: New York Continunum 1995.

Sunday, April 11 at 1 p.m. - The Joy Luck Club will be shown in Crossroads, located in the basement of the Hogan Campus Center.

Wednesday, April 14 at 4 p.m. - Professor John Esposito will give a lecture entitled "Muslim-Christian Relations: Clash or Dialogue" in Room 514 of the Hogan Campus Center.  Esposito, a professor at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, is the author of Islam: The Straight Path, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality, and Islam and Politics.

Thursday, April 15 at 8 p.m. - Martial arts demonstration in Room 401 of the Hogan Campus Center.

Monday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. - Out Loud V will feature the reading of Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior, in Cool Beans in the first-floor lobby of the Hogan Campus Center.  Out Loud is a literary reading series sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society.

Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m. - A panel discussion entitled "Asian Women in Higher Education," in Room 519 of the Hogan Campus Center.