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You’ve Been Pop Culture’d AAPI Celebration Series Week 2: Dance Swag Level 100

May 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am

You’ve Been Pop Culture’d: AAPI Celebration Series is a 6-week course of AAPI in American pop culture and each week is a celebration party.  The month of May is also Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

“Respect all.  Fear none.”  The famous motto of the dance crew, The Kinjaz.  The companions to the famous dance crew, Jabbawockeez, who won America’s hearts and crowned the season 1 champions of America’s Best Dance Crew, The Kinjaz and Keone + Mari redefine what it means to be a dancer and a dance crew.  From international dance studios to championing diversity and pushing the athleticism of dance, these AAPI dance champions pave the way of inspiration and innovation for dancers of all backgrounds.      

Kelsey Uyeda is a fourth generation Japanese American with a Master of Science Gerontology degree (CSULB ’20) and Bachelor of Arts Music degree (UCLA ’14).  Kelsey is currently a lecturer for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB and a virtual forum presenter for Keiro.  Kelsey has mad love for pop culture and its historical and sociological significance and impact on society.