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Xiaolin 'Celine' Ren: Mandarin Chat in Longwood Medical Area 下午6点到晚上8点

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Xiaolin 'Celine' Ren: Mandarin Chat in Longwood Medical Area 下午6点到晚上8点

Time: May 20, 2014 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Location: Harvard School of Public Health
Street: 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 204
City/Town: Boston, MA
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Phone: 617-615-9672
Event Type: mandarin-english, chat, -, show, off, bilingual, skills, in, both, languages
Organized By: Maynard S. Clark
Latest Activity: May 17, 2014

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Event Description

Please e-mail in advance for your Harvard SPH Building Pass


* Mandarin speakers want to practice English (and reduce their Chinese accents)?  
* English speakers want to learn Mandarin?  
* Nerdy Chinese folks want to bring friends and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston just talking with nerdy strangers in English or Mandarin?

Before 6 pm - free conversations - so arrive early - as early as 5:30 pm  
6-7 - Introductions  
7-8 pm - Visuospatial Deficits, Gait, and Cognition 
in Parkinson's disease patients 
An expert topical presentation in BOTH Mandarin AND English  

Xiaolin 'Celine' Ren,  
PhD candidate in Rehabilitation and Movement Science,  
Sargent College, Boston University 

8-9:30 pm - small Mandarin-speaking groups  
8-9:30 pm - English language pronunciation and grammar workshops

After 9:30 pm - free conversations - so stay late

Our stable location is Kresge 201-204 in the most gracious and globally conscious Harvard School of Public Health, where health-conscious and energy-conscious building and curriculum modifications have been made.

All attendees need to register IN ADVANCE to get an HSPH building permission for the night.

E-Mail to register your intent AND sign YES on this meetup.


PLEASE (try to) request by 4 pm the day before the Tuesday evening event.  

* Harvard Square to LMA is about 30 minutes on #66 bus or the M2 Harvard bus.  
* Green Line E-Line comes to the building.  
* Walking from the Orange Line takes about 5-10 minutes.  
* Walking from Brookline is about 10 minutes.  
* MFA, NEU, Wentworth, and Colleges of the Fenway are adjacent.  
* Route 9 comes right into the area.  
* Street parking is FREE from 6 pm onward.

Show your CURRENT LOCAL ID to the HSPH Security Guard, the UP the open indoor stairwell (follow signs to Kresge 201, 202, 203, or 204).

for a building pass if you don't have a Harvard ID;  
we convene in Kresge 201-204;  
you will ask the HSPH security guard WHICH of the four rooms we're using that night, and where that room is.

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PLEASE plan to show up early so we can begin our 'bilingual introductions' on time, so our presenter can begin (and end) on time.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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