Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Sejong Fundraising Gala

Dear Families, Friends, and Supporters of Sejong Cultural Education, Inc.

Once again, I am honored to invite you to our Eighth Fundraising Gala!   

Sejong Cultural Education, this year with your support, celebrates twenty-six years of having brought Korean culture to the homes and schools of Korean-American children. You will be witnessing what has been accomplished through Sejong Camp and the Trip to Korea when you join the staff, mentors, parents, and teachers of our community on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 6:30 at the Double Tree Hotel in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Thank you in advance for your ongoing interest and support in promoting Human Dignity through Cultural Education.    

Looking forward to seeing you in person,  
Chris Meier,
Sejong USA, President

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Jan
7
11:00 am11:00

Sejong Community Winter Meet Up

PLEASE JOIN US on January 7th, 2017 for our 3rd Annual Sejong Community Winter Meet Up!

Our Winter Meet Up is:

  • A chance for past and current Sejong Campers, Staff and Counselors to re-connect
  • A time to include and invite any new families who are curious about Sejong Camp to come and learn more
  • A way for any Sejong Friends, Collaborators, Homeland Tour-takers, Volunteers, Board Members, Educators and Supporters who are interested to gather with the Sejong Camp community
  • A raffle to win a Sejong Camp scholarship
  • An afternoon of fun and family!

We will be at BOWLER CITY LANES at 85 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack, NJ. 

Time: 11 AM to 3 PM

Cost: $20 per participant

Please RVSP to marthacrawford@yahoo.com

Hope to see you there!

Email any questions or concerns to marthacrawford@yahoo.com

Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

Curation - Asian American Writers' Workshop

Sejong Cultural Education is a proud to co-sponsor of the Asian American Writers' Workshop event: "Adopting an Identity"

Join us as four authors—Lee Herrick, Tracy O’Neill, Matthew Salesses, Sung J. Woo-  read from new books that grapple with the realities of adoption, broken families, and the journeys we take to find out where we belong. All of their protagonists are adoptees, as well as three of the authors. Moderated by Shinhee Han, who teaches Asian American literature at Columbia University and has written extensively on transnational adoption.

 Matthew Salesses’s The Hundred Year Flood (Little A 2015) was named one the year’s most anticipated debut novels by Buzzfeed, The Millions, Refinery29, and Gawker. As Roxane Gay writes: “Tee is in Prague. He is running away from memory. He is running toward myth. He is searching. In Prague, Tee meets an artist and the artist's wife. Before long, the three are drawn into a fateful series of events as Prague is laid bare by a flood that only comes every hundred years. This beautiful debut novel by Matthew Salesses is much like that flood—epic and devastating and full of natural majesty.” An editor for The Offing and The Good Men Project, Matthew spoke to us about ghosts and America in The Margins and previously wrote for us about how literature, adoption, and being a parent helped him think about the 2012 Sikh temple shooting. (Oh, and he recently played on team AAWW for a Houston fundraiser for books nonprofits!)

 Lee Herrick’s Gardening Secrets of the Dead (WordTech 2012) documents his search for his birth family in South Korea. Rife with explorations of memory, history, and attempts to “contact the dead,” Lee’s poetry is a “lyric exploration of the fractured and fragmented landscape of the self, where the body is a song composed of many selves” (Brian Turner). Check out his poetry in our special adoptee poetry portfolio.

 In Tracy O’Neill’s debut novel The Hopeful (Ig Publishing 2015), a fiercely independent 17 year old adoptee named Aliprovo Doyle is utterly consumed with competing in the Olympics. When a bone-breaking fall destroys her lifelong dreams, her life spirals into an addiction to amphetamines and an obsession with weight loss. As Karolina Waclawiak writes, “Though Doyle fights to keep us at arm's length with crackling comebacks, we can't help but notice, and want to protect, her tender brokenness as she struggles to break free from a body that has failed her. The book was long-listed for the 2015 Center For Fiction First Novel Prize and Tracy herself was awarded the Center for Fiction’s NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship and just named one of the 5 Writers Under 35 by the National Book Foundation.

 Sung J. Woo's latest novel, Love Love (Soft Skull 2015), follows two radically different siblings as they deal with distant parents, failed marriages, and the realization that one of them is adopted. Koream writes, "Woo, whose 2009 debut novel, Everything Asian, was a Korean American immigrant tale that was somewhat autobiographical, has accomplished something very significant with his latest work. In the tradition of such American classics as John Steinbeck’s East of Eden or Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Love Love explores the impossibility of breaking free from patterns and the hopeless fallacy that, as our parents’ offspring, we will be able to start life with a clean slate." Check out his story “The Suitcase” in The Margins.

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Aug
9
Aug 15

2015 Sejong Camp

2015 Camp Sejong

With a new change in leadership, we are looking to turn out an even greater experience for our campers and our staff.  We will be adding an elective course this summer, allowing campers to focus on an area of interest to prepare for the Saturday showcase. We're excited to include dance, Taekwondo,     and spoken word this year to our class schedules. We're also really excited to continue on our popular skit night and have a wide array of special Korean-American guests to come and speak to our campers about their experiences and professional development. We're excited to invite all new and returning campers to partake in our great camp experience.

  • PLACE : HAPPINESS IS CAMPING 
Apr
23
6:30 pm18:30

Sejong Fundraising Gala

Dear Families, Friends, and Supporters of Sejong Cultural Education, Inc.

Once again, I am honored to invite you to our Seventh Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction!   
 
Sejong Cultural Education, this year with your support, celebrates twenty-four years of having brought Korean culture to the homes and schools of Korean-American children. You will be witnessing what has been accomplished through Sejong Camp, Trip to Korea, and workshops in King Sejong's spirit when you join the staff, mentors, parents, and teachers of our community on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 6:30 at Double Tree Hotel in Fort Lee, New Jersey. 
Thank you in advance for your ongoing interest and support in promoting Human Dignity through Cultural Education.             Looking forward to seeing you in person,  
   

Miki Hyun, 
2015 Chair of the Sejong Gala Committee 

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Jan
17
11:00 am11:00

Sejong Camp Winter Meet-Up!

GROUP RATE DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE for WINTER MEET UP 1/17


Because we have a good turn out expected   - for those who have RSVP'd - Camp Sejong is able to secure advanced group tour/ group rate tickets for purchase from  Liberty Science Center. 

We need a final count so that we don't over-purchase tickets. Please email Martha at marthacrawford@yahoo.com ASAP  the number of tickets we should reserve for your party. 

With the discounted group rate your costs will : 
$15 per 
adult ticket, and $12 per child under twelve years of age. 

If you are uncertain about your final numbers - you may still purchase full rate tickets at the Science Center on the day of the event. 

Look forward to seeing you all soon!! 

 


On January 17th, Sejong staff, campers and their families are invited to gather in the lobby of the Liberty Science Center at 11:00am. We will head out to explore a few galleries together before meeting at Cafe Skylines at 1:00. Staff and members of the governing council will be available to answer any questions about camp, and the new online application process. Please feel free to invite any new or potential campers.