Susan J Kim: 925 787 9731 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) [Korean]
Sarah Cho: 714 220 7498 (email@example.com)
Pauli Wai: 562 310 1448 (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Mandarin & Cantonese]
Will Hsiao: 415 794 9770 (email@example.com) [Mandarin & Japanese]
Andrew Leong: 510 301 0867 (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Japanese]
WHAT: A diverse coalition of UC Berkeley students will hold a press conference to address the devastating effect of impending California state budget cuts on the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department (EALC), while highlighting the historical neglect of the Korean Studies Program at UC Berkeley.
Some of the statistics concerning the impact of the budget cuts on EALC as of Fall 2008 include:
➢ Percentage of classes to be cut from each language in EALC
- Japanese 40%
- Chinese 54%
- Korean 66%
- Chinese: 550
- Japanese: 496
- Korean: 484
At Berkeley, the flagship campus of the major university in the Pacific Rim, ethnic Asian students represent a near majority—45% out of 40,000.
WHO: Members of Committee to Save Korean Studies at UC Berkeley
Student & Community Organizations Endorsing the Issue
WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2008
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: IEAS Conference room
2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley, CA 94720