Monday, January 25, 2010

Refugee Nation at UCLA: February 1st

For those of you in California, the Laotian American Organization at UCLA proudly presents:

Written and performed by Leilani Chan and Ova Saopeng
Based on the stories of Laotian refugees and their descendants.

Monday, February 1, 2010,
7:30-10:00 PM, (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
Ackerman Grand Ballroom,
2nd Floor, Ackerman Union, UCLA Campus

A mother lives in the darkness of a South Los Angeles apartment. An Army General struggles to forget a lost war. A son battles in the streets of urban America. Refugee Nation is about a young generation struggling to understand their history and the silence of an elder generation still healing from the traumas of the U.S. waged Secret War in Laos during the Vietnam War era.

The event is free and open to the public. The show will run for 60 minutes and will be followed by a 30-minute Question and Answer session with the artists.

For more information, please contact Leslie Chanthaphasouk at or 714-383-4543.

The following event was made possible through the following campus partners: Campus Programs Committee, USA/BOD Programming Fund, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and Critical Asian Pacific Islander Students for Action (CAPSA).


Thassany Pothikan said...

I wish I can attend these benificial events. My heart is broken every time I can't attend. My spirit will always be at the event though.

Leilani Chan & Ova Saopeng said...

Thanks Thassany. This will be a great event monumental in every way.