A big thanks to everyone goes to everyone who was involved in the installation of Legacies of War at Intermedia Arts, which opened successfully on Thursday, September 30th with over 120 people in attendance.
This includes the help of Channapha Khamvongsa, Mali Kouanchao, Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay and DJ Kool Akiem, Shannon K Peterson, Mike Davis, Jaysen Saly, Malisamai Vue, Amie Hauer, Theresa Sweetland and Wes Sweetland, Jake Davis, Ethan, Hugo Cardona, Linda Wu, Ping Kanya Nitchin Kongsiharath, Sakuna Thongchanh, Bop Phothisane and many others.
A big thanks goes to our guest speakers and performers including Chomsy Kouanchao, Sunny Chanthanouvong of the Lao Assistance Center, the Lao monks of Minnesota, Kek Nachampassak and the Lao Women Dancers of Minnesota, and Ova Saopeng and Leilani Chan of Refugee Nation.
Additional thanks were extended to: AlliantACTION, Arts Midwest, the Asian Pacific Endowment, Bryant Lake Bowl, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, the Lao Student Association, the Lao Women Association, The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, the Mines Advisory Group, the Minnesota State Arts Board, Pangea World Theater, Women Against Millitary Madness, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Ben Kohler, Jim Harris and Helping War Victims Foundation, Linda Chandavong, Helly Lee, Virgil Wiebe, Chanida Phaengdara, Kaysone Saly, May Lee Yang, Saengmany Ratsabout, David Zander and the Laotian community of Minnesota
This has been an energizing and fascinating learning experience and I look forward to sharing more reports with you in the coming days ahead. For more details: http://legaciesofwar.org/events/national-traveling-exhibition-midwest-premiere-in-minneapolis/