On Friday, April 15 Raising Awareness in Ourselves and Our Communities will be held at 4 p.m., Harold Walter Siebens Forum, Buena Vista University.
Magdalen Hsu-Li's, an Asian-American musician, painter, poet, and speaker, addresses how we can begin to raise diversity awareness in ourselves and our community. She shares her own personal history and background as a young Asian-American woman who grew up in the rural South to overcome obstacles such as racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and severe disability.
Hus-Li will also hold a concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15, Anderson Auditorium. This passionate and unique multimedia artist digs deep to expose the cracks beneath the surface, breaking through the armor within herself and in others to connect, uplift, and inspire through music, art, and the five elements. She has worked with big time musicians such as Tori Amos, Ani Difranco, Fiona Apple, Macy Gray, and John Mayer. Both of these events are free and open to the public.