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Second Saturday Lecture Series

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In conjunction with the 2nd Saturday Pomona Art Walk, the American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present our 2nd Saturday Lecture Series. All our 2nd Saturday Lecture Series events are free with paid admission and open to the public. Many 2nd Saturdays now are Free Admission Days courtesy of Southern California Edison – those are noted below. Mark your calendars today!


September 14, 2013 7:00 pm – Free Admission All Day

Karen Sullivan and Patrick Crabb: Lecture with guest judge, Patrick Crabb, and featured artist, Karen Sullivan.


December 14, 2013 7:00 pm – Free Admission All Day

Edward T. Chang, Prof. & Director of the YOK Center, will be lecturing on Colonel Young Oak Kim, a Southern California Unsung Hero.

Edward T. Chang is professor of Ethnic Studies and founding director of the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at the University of California at Riverside.  He earned his B.A. (1982) in Sociology and Ph.D. (1990) in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and M.A. (1984) in Asian American Studies at UCLA.

Professor Chang is considered as one of the foremost interpreters of the Los Angeles civil unrest and race relations.  Professor Chang lectured on the topics of Korean-African American Relations and the Los Angeles civil unrest and its impact on the Korean American community at many universities around the country.  Chang was quoted widely in the press on issues relating to the LA civil unrest and their aftermath.  He served as a field reporter and consultant for LA is Burning: Five Reports from a Divided City, a PBS Frontline special program on the unrest.  Since then, Chang’s continued research and speaking on matters relating to building peace in interethnic communities has shown that his interest in this subject goes far beyond one of crisis management and beyond the issues of one urban neighborhood. He has also continued his efforts to motivate the mainstream media to portray race relations in America as an issue that is larger and more complex than simply black and white.

Professor Chang received “President’s Award” from the President of the Republic of Korea for his efforts leading a national campaign to gain support and raise funds for the development and institutionalization of an achievement test (SAT II) on the Korean language for high school students seeking college admission in 1995.

Kelly Y. Jeong, Associate Prof, will be lecturing on Korean Modern Art.

Kelly Yoojeong Jeong is an Associate Professor of Korean Studies and Comparative Literature at UC Riverside.  She is the author of Crisis of Gender and the Nation in Korean Literature and Cinema: Modernity Arrives Again (Lexington Books, 2011). Her areas of teaching and research include Korean literature, film, and culture, as well as feminist criticism and critical theory.