Written by Danielle Couture
Willimantic, Conn. - Diana Pho, a Vietnamese-American activist also known as "Ay-leen the Peacemaker", will present "Social Issues and Steampunk" as part of Eastern Connecticut State University's University Hour series in the Student Center Theatre from 3-4 p.m. on Nov. 13.
Pho will discuss race, gender and other social issues as they relate to the evolving subculture of Steampunk. Pho strives to broaden people's understanding of Steampunk. Her talk will go beyond a traditional mindset to educate people on the many happenings elsewhere in the globe (i.e. China, Vietnam and India) that occurred during the 19th century, and to discuss issues of racism and cultural appropriation as people create their costumes and characters.
Students are encouraged to attend in Steampunk attire.
University Hour is open to the public and admission is free.