At her invitation, I joined my friend, Dr. Agnes Ahn, one of the founders and program coordinators of the Korea Studies Workshop at University of MA Lowell, for a whirlwind trip to Philadelphia this weekend.
Agnes and I keynoted at the National Association of Korean Schools, Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting. We each shared an overview of our life stories and our work: on Agnes' mission to get Korea and Korean history into the Common Core, and on my book, The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea,
as a tool to explore Korean history, culture and positive bicultural identity.
We had a warm and enthusiastic response from this delightful group of people - and a delicious Korean box lunch before we were whisked back to the airport to fly back to Boston.