[PAST EVENT] Dr. Frank Cha's "Community Matters: Grassroots Activism & Vietnamese Americans in the US Gulf South"
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- Free food
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."
Francis Tanglao Aguas, firstname.lastname@example.org