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An Interactive Thanksgiving Dinner with Behavioral Scientist Elizabeth Kim

Tackle the Model Minority Myth with CTM speaker and behavioral scientist Elizabeth Kim over an intimate, interactive Thanksgiving dinner!

About this Event

Featuring a Korean-American interpretation of classic Thanksgiving dishes from Korean-American comfort food popup Yooeating ( / @yooeating)

To maintain an intimate atmosphere, we are only selling a limited number of tickets to this event. Once we are sold out, we are sold out--no further tickets will be released. Early bird pricing available only through 11/11!

5 spots will be reserved for disadvantaged youth at no cost. If you or someone you know would be a great fit for one of these spots, please reach out to one of the hosts.

/ WHY /

The Model Minority Myth says we're all "Crazy Rich Asians" with no real problems, but in reality, we have the highest poverty rate in NYC. The most disadvantaged members of our community are the least likely to get the resources they need, because society is psychologically wired to empathize LESS with Asian-Americans.

/ WHAT /

We'll use frameworks from behavioral science to conduct a behavioral diagnosis on the Model Minority Myth and design actionable solutions for social change--all while savoring a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

/ HOW /

We’ll tackle questions such as:

  • How do we navigate a world that perceives Asian Americans as too competent and less warm?

  • What behaviors should we aim to nudge?

  • Whose behaviors should we aim to nudge?


Elizabeth Kim is a behavioral scientist at Spotify who designs experiments to understand why people do what they do and change behavior for a better user experience. Trained by Dan Ariely and researchers at Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight, Elizabeth incorporates the science of behavior change to digital products to make people happier, healthier and wealthier.

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Yooeating is a Korean-American comfort food pop-up that highlights Korean home-cooking, street food, and drinking culture in relation to other cultural cuisines and comfort foods.