Back by popoular demand: Learn about longevity and Celebrate Chinese New Year - lunch with dr. linda isako angst (Yale Ph.d)
February 16, 2019, Saturday, @ 11am - 1pm
This event was so popular last year that we are doing it again! RSVP for free by noon on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. 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 event to 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 Frank's Noodle House in Beaverton.
Cost: FREE! The Harvard Club will provide a small amount of free appetizers per person. You can order off the menu and pay for a lunch for yourself on a separate check. [The restaurant will accept either credit card or cash for your order.] If you are on a special diet, or you eat breakfast late, and do not want to eat lunch at the restaurant, that will be fine also. Harvard alumni can bring 1 guest (if not family, 3 guests if family).
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