Coming to the Manazar Gamboa Theater and organized by Jumakae, “The Art of Healing” will feature several artists including: Sayon Syprasoeuth, Somlit Inthalangsy, Sambo Sak, Tony Siv, Tina Lim, Timothy BigBrother Cheung, Youth from Educated Men with Meaningful Messages (EM3), Khmer Girls in Action, and more.
The purpose of this event is to create an opportunity for emerging and accomplished artists of Southeast Asian (Cambodian, Thai, Lao, Hmong, Vietnamese, etc) descent to share their work in a safe and supportive environment, and to expand people’s perception of “Asian America” that goes beyond East Asian narratives. They aim to inspire audience members to own their story and share it through creative outlets as a way to educate others of our unique and intersecting identities.
The event is free to the public. The culmination of the “Art of Healing” Long Beach tour will showcase youth participants’ stories from the “Digging Deep: On Writing Traumas and Brighter Futures” as well as other local Long Beach artists. The showcase will close out with a performance and Q and A with special guest artist, Peuo Tuy, the author of “Khmer Girl.”