Monday June 6 | 2:30 to 4 p.m. | Pavilion Building, The Cube, 2nd Floor
A livestream panel of four representatives from various organizations that serve Southeast Asian refugees in Philadelphia will discuss the Vietnam War (often called “the American War” by Southeast Asians) and other social justice issues that impact Southeast Asian peoples in the United States. They will also discuss the issues that are specific to Southeast Asian refugees in Philadelphia, including members of the Lao, Vietnamese and Khmer/Cambodian communities.
Moderator: Dr. Michelle Myers
Asia and Pacific Islands around Philly
Through food, music, film, and performance, the series will educate participants about the diversity of AAPI identities and experiences in Philadelphia communities, and raise awareness about the social justice issues that impact the AAPI community, as well as the intersections of such issues and opportunities for meaningful allyship among the AAPI and African-American communities, and other communities of color. Each day will feature a different Asian or Pacific Island country/region/culture, focusing on some element of history, culture and social justice.
Series curator: Dr. Michelle Myers, associate professor, English
Programming includes a mix of in-person and virtual events. Join us on Zoom for the virtual events: