Forum to Address Southeast Asian Experience in Lowell

05/27/2005
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

When:  Thursday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Where:  McGauvran Student Union, Room 410, 71 Wilder St., UML South

 

What:   Professors and community leaders will share studies and research about the influx of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants into Lowell at a forum next week at UMass Lowell.

            "Learning from Diverse Voices:  Seminar on Southeast Asian Refugees in the Mill City:  Changing Families, Communities, Institutions" marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, which resulted in the exodus of people from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to the U.S.  The forum is also open to those interested in reviewing the historical background of the resettlement and discussing current issues related to education, health and welfare of the refugees and immigrants.

            The seminar, which is partially funded by the UMass Lowell Council on Diversity and Pluralism, is free and open the public.  For more information, contact Prof. Jeffrey Gerson at 978-934-4255.