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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ...How am I Perceived by All?

Even the act of getting dressed can pose dilemmas of choice and identity for Americans with a distinct ethnic identity. Explore how dynamics of generations, immigration, history, economics, and politics impact attire and appearance in the Asian, Indian American, and Japanese American communities. Learn the secret of the sari, the complexity of the kimono, and the relevance of both in the lives of individuals from these groups.  Cohosted by the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society and the Indo-American Center.


Recorded Saturday, March 18, 2006 at The Indo-American Center.

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