Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Lao and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is here, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet has been kind enough to print one of my blogs on the subject.

There's many ways to talk about our experience in Laos and where it fits within the larger story of the United States of America and the Laotian community around the world. 35 years since the end of the war in Laos, we've seen some amazing progress and growth and it is also easy to see where we can still focus our efforts to create a sustainable community that brings out the best in all of us.

While I strongly believe it's important to remember those of us who are citizens who helped make America what it is today, we must also remember those who are not considered citizens, whose contributions saved lives and taught us all so much.

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