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‘One Book, One Community’ Panel Discussion on Race, Identity and Inclusivity Nov. 10

Kara Wang

Featured one bookStony Brook’s annual One Book, One Community program is a fun and innovative way to unite the university and neighboring communities through shared reading and conversation. 2021’s reading is Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. 

Kara Wang
Actress Kara Wang

Join the panelists in a moderated conversation — Why Representation Matters: Panel Discussion Featuring Actress Kara Wang — based on their expertise and experiences that are tied to themes in the book. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 10, at 6 pm in the Student Activities Center Auditorium. Topics may include race, identity, immigration, inclusivity, representation in pop culture and a variety of fields, and racialized experiences. Judi Brown Clarke, vice president for equity & inclusion and chief diversity officer, will present opening remarks.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Panelists include:

  • Dr. Edward Sun is a gastroenterologist at Stony Brook Hospital who also researches ways to improve patient access to as well as quality of care. 
  • Dr. Amy Lu is a scientist who studies the relationship between hormones and behavior in non-human primates.
  • Rev. Steven Kim is the pastor at Setauket Methodist. 
  • Kara Wang is a bilingual Chinese American actress who has returned to Los Angeles after five years of working in Asia. She can currently be seen recurring on Freeform’s Good Trouble and Amazon’s Goliath. She will next be seen on the big screen in the highly anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick.

A pre-event reception with hors d’oeuvres will be held from 5 pm to 6 pm in the Student Activities Center Sculpture Garden (Rain location: Student Activities Center, Room 169). 

For more information about the program, schedule of events and how to obtain a free copy of Interior Chinatown, please visit

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