A Global Gala Event
Culture + Cuisine: Koreana
This event is now SOLD OUT - sorry!
The IHP Board of Delegates invites you to join us in the South America Room (2nd Floor) for an evening of Korean Culture + Cuisine, catered by Koreana (3801 Chestnut Street) and co-presented by The Society of Young Korean Americans.
All this year, IHP will be celebrating the nation of Korea, culminating in our annual Global Gala in Spring 2015. We'll have more details for you later in the year about that special event and a few others to come, but first we're kicking off the festivities with this evening of food, fellowship, and fun!
We'll learn about the fascinating and distinguished life of Philip Jaisohn (Seo Jae-pil) (1864-1951), the first Korean in Philadelphia and the first to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Our speaker will be Juman Kim, a PhD candidate in Political Theory at the University of Pennsylvania, whose forthcoming dissertation is on democratic frustration. Prior to coming to Penn, he taught as an Full-time Instructor in Political Science at the Korea Air Force Academy.
We'll dine on delicious traditional Korean fare, including:
- Pajeon Korean Pancakes - eggs, green onions, scallions, mixed seafood
- Kim Bap - rice roll with vegetables, egg and fish cake
- Jab Chae - vermicelli noodles, vegetables and tofu
- Ganpoongki - breaded deep fried chicken with sweet & sour sauce
- Jeyook Dup Bap - marinated pork or chicken with a spicy sauce and kimchi
- Bulgogi Dup Bap - marinated prime rib-eye beef and vegetables
- Assorted Korean desserts
Wine and non-alcoholic beverages
And our musical guest, Soprano Ji Hyun An, a Korean native vocalist who graduated from Seoul Arts High School, Ewha Woman's University (B.M), and Eastern University (M.Ed) will teach us the most well-known Korean folk song, Arirang. She will also present the Korean Art Songs composed in the time period of Philip Jaisohn (Seo Jae-pil) expressing the sorrow and delight of Korean people during the Japanese colonial period and after independence.
Space is limited, so purchase your tickets in advance (on sale soon)! The price of $30 per person ($25 for Members of IHP or the Society of Young Korean Americans) includes the presentation, entertainment, food, wine, and beverages.
Even if you are unable to attend, please consider sponsoring one of our residents for $25 to enable them to join us! As you know, many of our students are on very tight budgets and would otherwise be unable to take advantage of this cultural opportunity. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!