May 11

'aka DAN': Film Screening and Q&A - Rapper & Korean Adoptee Dan Matthews

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Online
'aka DAN': Film Screening and Q&A - Rapper & Korean Adoptee Dan Matthews

Dan Matthews, better known as alternative Hip Hop artist DANakaDAN, presents a screening and Q&A about "akaDAN": A Korean Adoption Documentary Story, which chronicles his experience as a Korean adoptee who travels to Korea to find his biological family. He is the lead content creator and producer with ISAtv (International Secret Agents), a YouTube network founded by Far East Movement + Wong Fu Productions. 

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month takes place in May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. These events pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC Communication and Media Studies Department, SMC English Department, SMC History Department, and SMC Modern Languages & Cultures Department.

If you need an accommodation due to a disability to participate in this event please contact Denise Henninger ( or 310-434-4497) or Nathalie Laille ( or 310-434-4299) at least 5 business days in advance.

The Santa Monica College Associates is a community-based support group that brings outstanding speakers, performers, and special events to SMC to enhance student excellence. Associates members receive invitations to special receptions and advance notices of lectures. Annual Associates memberships are entirely tax-deductible. Call 310-434-4100 or visit for more information.


Rob Rader, Chair; Dr. Louise Jaffe, Vice Chair; Dr. Susan Aminoff; Dr. Nancy Greenstein;  Dr. Margaret Quiñones-Perez; Dr. Sion Roy; Barry A. Snell; Joshua Elizondo, Student Trustee; Kathryn E. Jeffery, Ph.D., Superintendent/President

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