Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 5pm
Crystal Ballroom at Drury Lane

Please call 312.497.3007 or email for questions.


$125 per person
RSVP requested by October 23, 2016

If you cannot attend the benefit, please consider making a donation.

Event Information

The evening will feature a raffle, a music performance by Karisa Chiu (winner of the 2015 Sejong Music Competition violin senior division), and a p'ansori performance by Keynote Speaker Chan Eung Park.

Chan Eung Park, keynote speaker

Presentation topic: Korean culture on the education of American youth

Chan Eung Park (Professor of Korean Literature, Ohio State University) received her PhD from University of Hawaii, and is currently professor of Korean language, literature, and performance studies at Ohio State University. Her specialization is the research and performance of p’ansori, Korean story-singing, its performance in transnational context in particular, related oral narrative/lyrical/dramatic traditions, and their places in the shaping of modern Korean drama. She has published extensively on the theory and practice of oral narratology and its interdisciplinary connection with arts and humanities as a whole, including her recent monograph, Voices from the Straw Mat: Toward an Ethnography of Korean Story Singing (University of Hawaii Press, 2003). Park has given numerous lectures, seminars, workshops and performances of p’ansori locally, nationally, and internationally.

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets will be available for $20 on-site and $30 remotely. The raffle prizes are two tickets to Hamilton, two tickets to a Blackhawks game & two jerseys, or a cash prize. The cash prize is limited to on-site participants only.


Crystal Ballroom
Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181