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4.29.2010

2010 apa heritage month at the national archives at atlanta

Here's a very cool event happening this weekend for people in the Atlanta area: We are America: Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. South, the first symposium celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the National Archives at Atlanta. It's this Saturday, May 1. Here are some details about the program:
WE ARE AMERICA: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS IN THE US SOUTH
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month @ National Archives at Atlanta

Saturday, May 1, 2010
10:00am - 3:00pm

National Archives
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA

We are America: Asian Pacific Americans in the US South symposium is the first celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the National Archives at Atlanta. It is a collaboration between the Friends of the National Archives Southeast Region (FNAS) and APA community partners and archival institutions. This event is free for all individuals.

Speakers include:

- U.S. Congressman Anh Joseph Cao of the state of Louisiana
- U.S. Congressman Mike Honda of the state of California
- John Jung, professor and author of "Southern Fried Rice: Growing Up in a Chinese Laundry in the Deep South"
- Bill Greene, archivist, and APA subject specialist from the National Archives at Atlanta will speak about the Chinese Exclusion laws and subsequent immigration history using National Archives research.
- Baoky Vu, respected Atlanta area Vietnamese American community member, will speak about the legacies of APAs in the South
It's short notice, but if you're local, you might want to check it out. I don't normally get to write about a lot of APA community events in the South, and this looks pretty interesting. For more information, go to the Heritage Month website here and Facebook group here.