Phoenix Arizona


Southeast Asian film series continues by quotes

Southeast Asian film series continues

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Southeast Asian Refugee Film series returns at 6 p.m.
on Thursday with “The Story of Vinh,” in the Historical Museum lobby,
809 E. Southern Ave. (southwest corner of Rural Road and Southern
Avenue).

 

The film features the tale of Vinh Dinh, the abandoned child of a United
States serviceman and a Vietnamese mother, who, speaking no English,
arrives in America to pursue the American Dream.

 

The Southeast Asian Film Series is being presented as a companion piece
to the exhibit, “A Proud Journey Home: Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese
Communities in Arizona,” currently showing in the Tempe Historical
Museum gallery.

 

A moderator will lead a discussion and regional refreshments will be
served. The series is being presented in partnership with Community
Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees (COAR), an organization whose mission
is to assist refugees in adjusting to their new life in Arizona.

 

Remaining schedule

Nov. 9 – “A Refugee and Me,” The documentary of Twai Thongdee, a Burmese
refugee living in Thailand, who searches for a Thai identification card
so he can live and work freely without fear of imprisonment.

 

Nov. 16 – “Being Hmong Means Being Free,” The documentary of the culture
and traditions of a Hmong refugee community in Wisconsin and the
dramatic changes the community undergoes over the span of a decade.

 

Information: visit http://www.tempe.gov/museum/events.htm or call
480/350-5100.
By the Way – BOTDA has an Asian film related winner today.



Asian Pacific American Business Expo Scheduled for Nov. 4 by quotes

 Asian Pacific American Business Expo Scheduled for Nov. 4

Entrepreneurs, business owners and large corporations interested in establishing or expanding work with the Valley’s Asian Pacific American community are invited to the 11th annual Asian Pacific American Business Expo, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Phoenix Convention Center’s new West Building, Third and Adams streets.

Mayor Phil Gordon will open this year’s event which features more than 100 small business information booths, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. The event’s major sponsors include the city of Phoenix, Honeywell, SCF Arizona and the Asian Chamber of Commerce.

The expo encourages and enables business and banking partners to connect with the growing Asian community, as well as allows businesses and industries to tap into the Asian Pacific market. The expo also offers cultural discoveries and exchanges of Asian food, language, music, dance and costume.

Admission is free. For more information, call 602-495-5509.