Radio Free Asia did a recap of Our Shared Journey, the national Lao American symposium and writers summit we convened this month. Thanks again for all of your support, everyone!
The Symposium and Summit were convened at the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center as part of a partnership with the University of Minnesota's Immigration History and Research Center as well as with the National Lao American Writers Summit.
We had representatives from over 13 states in attendance as well as international luminaries such as Souvankham Thammavongsa, recipient of the 2014 Trillium Prize from Canada, and Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong, one of the founders of the SatJaDham Lao Literary Project now celebrating its 20th year. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Lao Diaspora, although many of our journeys to the US began before even then. I'll post more pictures from the gathering soon.