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[Film] Linsanity

Date: Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Location: Brody Auditorium


The event aims to engage in meaningful conversations to both 
domestic and international student population by presenting a 
dynamic film "Linsanity". This film strengthens the university-wide 
focus on cultural awareness and cuts across multiple strategic 
imperatives including Bolder by Design: enriching the student 
experience, global inclusiveness, and engaging the community. 
April is the Asian Pacific American heritage month to celebrate as well 
as highlight issues surrounding being an Asian-American elite athlete, 
in particular, and how that presented challenges at several stages of 
Jeremy Lin’s journey getting to the NBA (National Basketball Association). 
The event begins with showing a 93 minutes film called the “Linsanity” that chronicles the surprising 
rise of basketball player Jeremy Lin, who in in February 2012, while playing for the New York Knicks, 
put together a record breaking string of games giving the world one of the most remarkable underdog 
stories ever to unfold in the history of sports. The film brings a chronology of how Jeremy Lin broke 
through the traditional lens of race and ethnicity by maintaining his faith, family values, and 
persistence in work ethics ( 
The film will include an educational panel discussion facilitated by Dr. John Lee, MSU Licensed 
Psychologist, talking about the dynamics of popular culture (sport) and race. Dr. Lee's clinical interest 
includes racial-ethnic identity, cross-cultural and interracial relationships, and spirituality. His 
research interests include multicultural counseling, social justice, narrative, and distinguishing culture 
from race within and counseling research. Dr. Lee received an "Individual Award for Sustained Effort 
Toward Excellence in Diversity" within the MSU All-University Excellence in Diversity Recognition and 
Awards Program in 2010. 

Event URL:


Charles Liu 517-884-7281


OCAT, OISS, Counseling Center, APA Studies, APASO, CUSA, CSSA, TSA, TGSA and others
Tags: culture  Asian  Sports  Linsanity  basketball