Monthly Archives: September 2017

Lao American Spotlight: Hing D. Potter

You’ve heard the term “social justice” but what is it and why does it matter? Participants of the Lao American Writers Summit could find out this year thanks to  Hing Potter, whose passion for it includes promoting education access, advocating … Continue reading

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Poem: “Deja Vu” by Bryan Thao Worra

  DEJA VU . Ken Burns is bringing up the Vietnam War It’s a documentary with a soundtrack to die for: Nine Inch Nails and Yo Yo Ma, Ray Charles and CCR. 18 hours to cover a war of 20 … Continue reading

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Lao American Spotlight: Simon Boonsripaisal

Simon Boonsripaisal had a question for everyone at the 2017 Lao American Writers Summit: Pai Sai? You could answer it at his “Discovering Intersectionality” workshop. Simon is the AANAPISI Professional/Technical Educational Planner at South Seattle College and is also staff … Continue reading

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Lao American Spotlight: Latana Jennifer Thaviseth

Meet Latana Jennifer Thaviseth. She is a currently a doctoral student at UCLA and teaching assistant with the Asian American Studies Department. Her research focuses on the educational trajectories of Southeast Asian American students and she’ll taught a workshop on … Continue reading

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Lao American Spotlight: Kennedy EraNetik Phounsiri

Meet Kennedy EraNetik Phounsiri, a Lao-American independent recording artist & professional dancer. His videos have over a million views total and his resume includes stints on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and as a principle member in the Jabbawockeez shows in … Continue reading

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