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Ann Arbor and the Korean Experience
On this day-long tour, OLLI members will experience some ways in which the infrastructure of the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor community embrace Korean history and culture. First stop will be UM’s Wallace House, home of the 45-year-old Knight-Wallace Fellowship program for mid-career journalists. Wallace 2018-19 Fellow, Seungjin Choi, reporter for the Maeil Business Newspaper, Seoul, South Korea, will talk about the history of nuclear confrontation in the Koreas. Discussion, questions and answers will follow. Participants will also enjoy morning refreshments and a chance to browse areas where the Fellows meet regularly during their year of study at UM. Mr. Choi’s study area while in residence is reshaping strategies for digital news distribution. A traditional Korean lunch will follow at Miss Kim’s Korean restaurant in Kerrytown with a special selection of favorite menu items. Water is included with lunch with the option for members to purchase a Korean beverage. After lunch, we will journey to the Jewel Heart Buddhist Learning Center on the outskirts of Ann Arbor. Jewel Heart will be collaborating with Ann Arbor’s Zen Buddhist Temple to explore the early traditions of Korean Buddhism, the hostility, repression and violence they experienced over many centuries and their eventual expansion into the West with other Buddhist traditions. The collaborators will address, particularly, how the principles of Buddhism are being integrated into Western culture. Time will be available to ask questions and visit the spaces of Jewel Heart. Boarding will begin at 8:45 a.m. to ensure a prompt departure at 9:15 a.m. The cost of the trip includes lunch, snacks, gratuities, and ancillary costs at Wallace House. No refunds without replacements inside 30 days of trip departure.
Event Type : OLLI Out of Town (Travel)      
Date(s) : 11/05/2018
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location : Meet at Meijer
Address : 3825 Carpenter Road,
Ypsilanti, MI
Fee : $68.00
Event Status : COMPLETED