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Kofi: Boxing and Manga in Japan

AACC/CEAPS Food for Thought: Kofi: Boxing and Manga in Japan

Event Type
Ceremony/Service
Sponsor
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Asian American Cultural Center
Location
1210 W. Nevada Street Urbana, IL 61801, Asian American Cultural Center
Date
Sep 28, 2021   11:45 am - 12:30 pm  
Speaker
Kofi Bazzell-Smith, MFA candidate & 2021 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Cost
Free
Registration
Registration
Contact
Yuchuan Shen
E-Mail
ycshen2@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
CEAPS Events Calendar

Title

Kofi: Boxing and Manga in Japan

 

Bio

Kofi Bazzell-Smith is an artist, professional boxer, and MFA candidate in the New Media program at the University of Illinois. His area is Japanese manga, which he produces in both English and Japanese. Kofi has both boxed and studied manga with professionals in Japan and gives talks and workshops on manga, language, and international engagement. A recipient of the 2021 Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship(FLAS), Kofi’s goal is to promote engagement through art and language on campus.

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