Keynote speaker Tereza Lee will share her story of being a former undocumented immigrant student, including her challenges, barriers and successes.
Lee’s powerful story inspired Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin to author immigration legislation known as the DREAM Act: “Whenever Senator Dick Durbin talks about his commitment to the DREAM Act, which he wrote and fought for, he talks of Tereza Lee.”
Students from NIU, the University of Illinois-Chicago and DePaul University will present cultural performances and spoken word. Participants also can use a “passport” to sample rice from various Asian countries, including Indonesia, China, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and more.
The Taste of Asia is sponsored by Kappa Pi Beta fraternity, Campus Recreation and the Asian-American Center.
For more information, call (815) 752-1177 or email AsianAmericanCenter@niu.edu.