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You’ve Been Pop Culture’d AAPI Celebration Series Week 4: Music Artist Highlight: BLACKPINK

May 18, 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.

“BLACKPINK in your area.”  The iconic opening line in nearly every BLACKPINK song and the signal that it is about to get lit.  BLACKPINK is the biggest girl group in pop culture music with their perfect balance of feminine and edgy persona and fun and flirty power anthems that makes every listener want to be the fifth member.  So, BLINKS, turn on your light stick and let’s light up the sky.

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.