Kip Fulbeck, Author of ‘Part Asian, 100% Hapa,’ to Speak at Southeast Nov. 19

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Nov. 3, 2008 – “What Are You? The Changing Face of America,” will be the topic of a special presentation by Kip Fulbeck, one of the seminal artists exploring multiracial identity, at 7 p.m. Nov. 19, in the University Center Ballroom on the Southeast Missouri State University campus.

The event, which is sponsored by Southeast’s Student Activities Council, is free and open to the public.

Fulbeck’s book, “Part Asian, 100% Hapa,” has received a landslide of attention from media as diverse as MTV and CNN. Using his own Cantonese, English, Irish and Welsh background as a springboard, Fulbeck confronts media imagery of Asian men, interracial dating patterns and icons of race and sex in the United States, constantly questioning where Hapas “fit in” in a country which ignores multiraciality. His work invites and inspires viewers to explore how their own ethnic stereotypes and opinions on interracial dating, gender roles and personal identity are formed.

Fulbeck is a professor of arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as an award-winning film maker, artist and author. He has performed and exhibited in over 20 countries and locations throughout the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Singapore International Film Festival, the World Wide Video Festival, PBS and the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial. In addition, Fulbeck has twice keynoted the National Conference on Race in Higher Education.