Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lao American Spotlight: Nana Sanavongsay

If you’ve looked up Lao cuisine, then you know Cooking with Nana. Nana Sanavongsay has put in work to build an interest in modern Lao cooking, her videos have been viewed over 6 million times! Even though she gets recognized in … Continue reading

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Lao American Spotlight: Ekkarath Sisavatdy

Ekkarath Sisavatdy is Lao by chance, love by choice and Lao’d by necessity! Known to many simply as Ekk, he currently works in education as Project Director for the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) at Highline … Continue reading

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Behind The Lines interviews Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay

Irene Hsu recently sat down with Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay for “a warm, humorous, and inspiring conversation about her first installation, her efforts in advocating for artists, and her experiences as a Lao American refugee and writer.” Saymoukda’s first installation, “Ahan … Continue reading

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Bangkok Golden becomes Padaek

Seven years after she took over the famous Bangkok Golden, chef Seng Luangrath has changed the name of her famous restaurant to Padaek to more fully reflect her roots and heritage. Read the great article at the Washingtonian. It’s wonderful to … Continue reading

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Lao Heritage Foundation performs at University of Minnesota

On July 21st, members of the Lao Heritage Foundation and their students in the Midwest performed at the University of Minnesota at the Coffman Memorial Union. It was well attended by community members from across the Midwest, including Wisconsin, Illinois, … Continue reading

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Lao American Spotlight: “Dr. Wtpho”

Dennis Khom Sikhanthat is a Seattle-based Lao American photographer who has covered weddings and portraits, but realizes the importance of documenting Lao American community events. When he doesn’t have a camera in his hand, Dennis lives up to his nickname … Continue reading

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Lao American Spotlight: Dr. Khamph Southisombath

Meet Dr. Khamph Southisombath. She realized the disparities that affected her community prompted her to become a family medicine doctor. She believes her role as a physician is to not only improve the health of patients but also to mentor, … Continue reading

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