Monday, August 29, 2016

Nor and Alisak Sanavongsay recognized at Laotian Annual Banquet

Congratulations to Lao American writer and artist Nor Sanavongsay as well as his brother Alisak Sanavongsay who were both among those recognized with a Community Appreciation Award from the Laotian American Community of Fresno on Saturday, August 27th at their annual gala. They received their awards for their outstanding community service and leadership across the United States and in the state of California.

In a response, Nor Sanavongsay said "It was an honor to have been invited to attend LACF annual banquet dinner tonight. An event filled with many families, friends and supporters with a vision to unite our community, collaborate, celebrate, and inspire the young generation to dream big and become leaders of tomorrow. Together we can do so much more. Thank you LACF and the community for your continuous support in our work."

You can see Nor Sanavongsay's work at as well as and you can follow one of Alisak Sanavongsay's more well known projects, Cooking with Nana on Youtube at:

The Laotian-American Community of Fresno was founded in 2000 by concerned Laotian community members as a source of mentorship, guidance, and support for community members and their families as new lives were being established in the United States. They are the only Lao-run nonprofit in the Fresno area, and their mission is to promote and preserve Lao cultural heritage and traditions through traditional Lao dance classes and Lao literacy classes, and also to empower and encourage Lao youth to pursue college educations.

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