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Asian Heritage Month: Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond Book Talk with BMCC Professor and Author Alvin Eng

April 20 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
| Hudson Room (to the left of cafeteria)

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month

Join BMCC professor, playwright, performer, acoustic punk rock raconteur Alvin Eng in a book talk of Our Laundry, Our Town. Professor Eng (Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts) will be joined in conversation by Professor Alexander Ho (Ethnic & Race Studies).

With humor and grace, the memoir of a first-generation Chinese American in New York City
Our Laundry, Our Town is a memoir that decodes and processes the fractured urban oracle bones of Alvin Eng’s upbringing in Flushing, Queens, in the 1970s. Back then, his family was one of the few immigrant Chinese families in a far-flung neighborhood in New York City. His parents had an arranged marriage and ran a Chinese hand laundry. From behind the counter of his parents’ laundry and within the confines of a household that was rooted in a different century and culture, he sought to reconcile this insular home life with the turbulent yet inspiring street life that was all around them––from the faux martial arts of TV’s Kung Fu to the burgeoning underworld of the punk rock scene.

Students receive co-curricular transcript credit (CCT) for participation at any two or more Asian Heritage Month events.

See a complete list of Asian Heritage Month events.

If you have any questions, contact Alvin Eng aeng@bmcc.cuny.edu.

April 20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Open to:
The BMCC Community


Hudson Room (to the left of cafeteria)
199 Chambers St.
New York, 10007 United States

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