Up-and-coming Asian American dance, music and comedy stars join forces with Rutgers students for B HERE, a national campaign to raise awareness of hepatitis B.
The B HERE campaign features two campus events:
– Multi-media art exhibit showcasing perspectives on chronic hepatitis B, a life-threatening liver disease that disproportionately affects Asian Americans
– Live performances from comedian Paul “PK” Kim of Kollaboration, singer/songwriters Clara C., Joseph Vincent, Jennifer Chung and Paul Dateh, and dance groups Quest Crew and Kaba Modern, who have been featured on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.
Both events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – but you must attend the art exhibit to obtain a ticket to the live performances.
Art Exhibit – Monday, September 27
Open from 10 AM – 5 PM
Rutgers Student Center, Multipurpose Room
126 College Avenue (at Morrell Street), located on the Rutgers University College Avenue Campus
Street parking is available on College Avenue, Morrell Street and Senior Street
Live Performances – Tuesday, September 28
Doors open at 6 PM; Performance from 7 – 9 PM
Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, Nicholas Music Center Concert Hall
85 George Street, located on the Rutgers University Douglass College Campus
Parking is available in Lot 74A, on George Street across from the Center
Paul “PK” Kim, comedian and founder of Kollaboration
Yuri Tag, dancer with Kaba Modern
Joseph Vincent, singer/songwriter/musician
Paul Dateh, singer/songwriter/musician
Dr. Danny Chu, community physician in New York City and hepatitis B expert
Chronic hepatitis B is a serious liver disease that represents one of the greatest health disparities within the Asian American community. Of the 2 million people living with hepatitis B in the United States, more than half are Asian American. Alarmingly, as many as two-thirds of Asian Americans with hepatitis B don’t know they are infected, which creates an urgent need for greater hepatitis B screening and education. B HERE encourages young Asian Americans to become advocates within their communities, helping to raise awareness of this silent disease and to get themselves and their families tested for hepatitis B. The campaign is sponsored by Gilead Sciences, a leading maker of medicines for chronic hepatitis B, with support from campus partner the Korean Students Association.