The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May by commemorating the anniversary of Vietnamese mass migration to the United States in Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon: The Vietnamese American Diaspora.
|Andrew Lam, editor at New America Media, discusses his experiences as a first-generation Vietnamese American and signs copies of his book, Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora.|
|Lan Cao, Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary, ”explores the mysterious terrain of the Vietnamese American experience” in the aftermath of war and signs copies of her book, Monkey Bridge.|
|Nguyen Dinh Thang, Executive Director of Boat People SOS, joins the panel discussion as an advocate of human rights and social justice for the Vietnamese American community.|
|Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, of University of Maryland’s Asian American Studies Program and founding co-editor of the Asian American Literary Review, will moderate.|
Friday, May 14, 2010
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, SW
(Yellow, Green, Blue, and Orange lines)
Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums exit
This event is free and open to the public.