Kraks, Bams, & Dots:
What Do These Symbols Really Represent?
NA’AMAT Areas & Regions Present:
The History of Mah Jongg
with Yvonne Wolf
Wednesday, April 28
6 PM CDT / 7 PM EDT / 4 PM PDT
Mah Jongg came a long way from China to the US. Have you ever wondered what the characters (AKA kraks), bamboos (AKA bams), and dots represent? What’s the difference between Mah Jongg and Mahjong? How did it become known as the Jewish game? Yvonne explains the history, cultural symbols, Chinese expressions, and cultural evolution of the internationally popular Chinese game of Mahjong.
About Yvonne Wolf
Yvonne has given talks at libraries, museums, and community centers. She has worked 10 years as an HR trainer and speaks 3 languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, and Danish. She has mediated cross-cultural misunderstandings while working in Los Angeles and the Greater Chicago area. She worked as a bilingual assistant in a Japanese global company in Denmark and served as a global language trainer in Japan. She currently lives in the Chicago area.
The cost to attend is $5 per screen.
For questions, please email Felicia Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.