A Conversation about the American Immigrant Experience

Mary Yu Danico, author of The 1.5 Generation: Becoming Korean American in Hawai‘i and co-editor of the recently published Transforming the Ivory Tower: Challenging Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in the Academy, participated in a discussion on the 1.5 immigrant experience at the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena on March 27. The forum was sponsored by Southern California Public Radio.

The 1.5 generation—comprising immigrants who arrive in the U.S. as children and younger teens—holds a unique place within the immigrant diaspora experience. What roles do they play at home or outside it? What languages do they speak in given situations? Does 1.5-ness affect who gets their votes—or their hands in love or marriage?

Listen to the forum here: http://www.scpr.org/events/2012/03/27/being-15-intergenerational-ness-day-day-life/.