Learn about longevity and Celebrate Chinese New Year - lunch with dr. linda isako angst (Yale Ph.d)
March 3, 2018, Saturday, @ Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Buy a ticket or reserve a seat for free by noon on Friday, March 2, 2018. We'll take walk-in's but we cannot guarantee that you can sit with the group.
Develop healthy habits and live past the age of 100 in great health! Please join us for a special Chinese New Year lunch to savor authenic hand-pulled noodles, meet new friends, and talk with VIP guest Dr. Linda Angst. Learn about longevity and the healthy lifelong habits of the people of Okinawa, Japan that enabled them to live past the age of 100 while retaining excellent physical and mental capacities, despite living through World War II. Dr. Linda Isako Angst holds a Ph.D. from Yale and has conducted research about longevity and tourism in Okinawa, cross-cultural communication, and many other topics. Okinawa is one of the places on the planet where there is a very large cluster of people with extraordinarily long lifespans. This is all the more remarkable considering that these people lived through the horrors of World War II. Dr. Angst taught at Lewis and Clark for 11 years and served as Dean at Emory University in Georgia. Rather than giving a formal talk, Dr. Angst will be available there to share her insights as we enjoy good food and conversation together. The location is newly-opened Frank's Noodle House in Beaverton, where you can watch their chefs pull authentic hand-pulled noodles and imagine yourself in China. Come socialize with other alumni with an interest in any Asian topic, including food, travel, politics, and Asian health practices.
Cost: $15 per person for a lunch of pre-ordered Chinese dishes shared for dues-paying members and up to 2 guests per member (5 guests if family members).
$20 per person for non-members.
You also have the option to reserve a spot by buying a ticket for $0 if you are not sure of your schedule yet or if you want to order your own entree.
Bio on Speaker, Dr. Linda Isako Angst:
Dr. Linda Isako Angst has a BA from Kenyon College in Political Science, an MA from UC Berkeley in Asian Studies, and a PhD from Yale University in Anthropology. She held a joint appointment in Anthropology and Gender Studies at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. Her research on issues of race, gender, and class in the relationship between Okinawa and Japan has focused on women's wartime and US-occupation experiences and memories, the role of women in a postwar Okinawan politics of protest, and the rise of heritage and wellness tourism, including a study of longevity among Okinawa women. Most recently she returned to Portland from serving as an associate dean of academic affairs at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Currently she teaches an online course, World Religions, for Penn State University. She also serves as a member of the community in the City of Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights.
Frank's Noodle House in Beaverton