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Excellent Asian Pacific American Society upcoming events

For more info:

Please contact APAS or check our website for confirmation or additional information:
3500 N Causeway Blvd Suite 1548 ** Metairie, LA 70002 ** Tel/Fax 504 831-1148
apasnola@gmail.com ** www.apasneworleans.com



JOIN US FOR TWO STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS
WITH
AJAAN (TEACHER) WAJUPPA TOSSA
FROM
MAHASARAKHAM UNIVERSITY, NORTHEASTERN THAILAND

Storytelling to Nurture Language and Culture
Thursday, May 8, 2008, 6-8 pm
Goldring Woldenberg Hall I, Room 151, Tulane University, New Orleans
(near corner of MacAllister Place and Freret Street)

The workshop provides information about the Mahasarakham University Storytelling Project, its objectives, methods, achievements, and present and future plans. It will include a PowerPoint presentation, samples of Thai and Lao storytelling and story-theater used in the project, and sharing of the participants. The workshop promises enjoyment in listening to and telling stories, and everyone sharing their own experiences of using folktales and storytelling for cultural preservation in their own contexts.


Storytelling for Early Childhood Audiences
Saturday, May 10, 2008, 1-3 pm
Cabildo, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans
(left side when facing St Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square)

This workshop introduces a variety of short and simple stories appropriate for children. The audience will enjoy listening to and participating in lively and fun stories, mostly from Thailand and Lao.

Ajaan Wajuppa is a well-known storyteller and the author of several books, including Phadaeng Nang Ai: A Translation of a Thai/Isan Folk Epic in Verse; Phya Khankhaak: A Translation of an Isan Fertility Myth into English Verse, and Lao Folktales.

Please contact William Savage about location and for more information: 504-881-6566 or williamsava@gmail.com


Movie: Journey From The Fall

Friday, May 16, 2008, 6 pm
Cabildo, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans
(left side when facing St Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square)

From refugees to evacuees – the struggle of Southeast Asians on the Gulf Coast from 1975-2005

Was escape from the war different from escape from Katrina?

Inspired by true stories of Vietnamese refugees who fled their land after the fall of Saigon – and those who were forced to stay behind – Journey From The Fall follows one family’s struggle for freedom. This movie powerfully illustrates the refugee/immigrant experience of leaving a war-torn country and starting a new life in a foreign land.

Director Ham Lam and community members will be available for a discussion session.


Religious Practices of Asians in New Orleans
Saturday, May 24, 2008, 1-4 pm
Contemporary Arts Center
New Orleans

Learn about religions practiced by Asian communities in the New Orleans area. Religious leaders will talk about maintaining their practices in a post-Katrina environment.



Please contact APAS or check our website for confirmation or additional information:
3500 N Causeway Blvd Suite 1548 ** Metairie, LA 70002 ** Tel/Fax 504 831-1148
apasnola@gmail.com ** www.apasneworleans.com
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