[PAST EVENT] Dr. Frank Cha's "Community Matters: Grassroots Activism & Vietnamese Americans in the US Gulf South"

October 18, 2019
12pm - 1pm
Location
Morton Hall, Room 140
100 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Registration/RSVP
Photo by: Mark Wolfe -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) interpreter, Phuong Huynh, speaks to Vietnamese residents of Biloxi, Mississippi. in line to get donated clothes.
Photo by: Mark Wolfe -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) interpreter, Phuong Huynh, speaks to Vietnamese residents of Biloxi, Mississippi. in line to get donated clothes.

William & Mary's own alum, Dr. Frank Cha, returns to present APIA's homecoming Banh Mi Lecture for 2019.

"From Cajun to Afro-Caribbean, the US Gulf South is a unique amalgam of cultures and peoples. Only recently have the cultural and economic contributions of the region's Vietnamese American population garnered widespread attention, primarily due to their herculean efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Frank Cha's talk/discussion will trace the emergence of Vietnamese American populations in Louisiana and Mississippi and explore the growing wave of social and environmental activism within these communities. Once labeled the "Invisible Tide," the Gulf South Vietnamese are now playing a prominent role in transforming the political and cultural landscapes of a region devastated by natural and manmade disasters."

Contact

Francis Tanglao Aguas, fjtang@wm.edu