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Alex Delaney-Gesing

Professor Young Ko at Lorain County Community College is expanding his teaching prowess by including the Lorain County community into his educational domain.

On Nov. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m., LCCC will host ‘Seeking the Sacred of Asia’. Held on campus in the Ben and Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center, the events will consist of an interfaith food / music and dance performances.

“This project is designed to extend students and the county citizens’ learning experience and knowledge particularly on Asian religion and culture,” said Dr. Young Ko, an LCCC professor of the arts and humanities division who will also present at the occasions.

The goal that Lorain County Sacred Landmarks Initiative hopes to reach with these events includes supplying educational outreach programs that aim towards celebrating the diversity of religious experience in Lorain County and engage people from varying fields of interest, Ko added.

Cultural performances as well as food and faith presentations designed to expose the community to expanded arts and cultural-religious experiences will be conducted.

Wednesday’s event will include traditional musical performances of Chinese Erhu, Korean Talchum dance and Cambodian Takhe and Tro. Presentations of Chinese Confucianism / Daosim (by Dr. Yizhen Wang), Cambodian Buddhism (Mr. Born Nai) and Korean Ancestral Rite / Japanese Shintoism food tasting (conducted by Dr. Young Ko) will also take place during the evening.

Friday’s event will feature additional musical performances of Indian Israj and Bharata Natyam dance. A presentation by Dr. Ramaswamy Sharma on Hinduism / Jainism and a food tasting will follow.