Too Many Fronts
10/6/15 – 6 – 8 pm – Student Union Theatre
UCONN’s Asian American Cultural Center and Asian & Asian American Studies Institute open this year’s Asian American Heritage Observance with the play “Too Many Fronts,” by the award-winning Los Angeles-based theatre ensemble Will & Company.
The play examines social justice issues that have historically involved the Asian American community and explores how those social justice issues affect all of our lives today. This multi-media presentation includes a review of Asian American history; Carlos Bulosan and the Filipino Farmworkers of California; Patsy Mink and Title IX; Immigration Laws and Wong Kim Ark; Media Representation of Asians and Anna May Won; The 442nd, the concentration camps, and the refusal to award Medals of Honor by the government.
“Too Many Fronts” is part of Will & Company’s “Fifty Years On” series, a compendium of seven plays that present a historical and contemporary perspective on the imperative issues facing American’s next generation.
This event is free and open to the public. Doors open a t 5:30 pm.