Refugee & Immigrant Conferences

Educators realized very early in the 1980s that there was a very little community awareness about recent refugees from Southeast Asia. Finding credible information was even more difficult. Conferences provided an opportunity for educators and others to gather on a Saturday morning to listen to insiders talk about their backgrounds, to outsiders describe successful efforts, to learn about resources, and to interact with people who were different. Key to the experience was triggering interest: we could provide access information, but the recipient had to be curious enough to engage. To that end, every conference included a box Vietnamese lunch, the only eating implements a pair of chopsticks. Attendees received a packet that included "Context" (newsletter issues), an updated bibliography/resource list, and a published handbook). 

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The procceds from the conferences were used to buy items for the Southeast Asia Community Resource Center. The first purchase was a $600 video, "Great Branches, New Roots."

As time went by, the conference adapted to the changing refugee and immigrant populations. It ended in 2003, after 14 conferences, when state budget cuts severely limited the ability of districts to pay the $45 ticket price, and visionary Dr Van Le had retired. Conference organization wasn't part of anyone's job description, and the need for volunteering faded as community awareness increased.



1st Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, 1985, Mills Middle School, Rancho Cordova CA

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang
  • Income: $2,735 (250 attendees)
  • Expenses: $1,589
  • Proceeds: $1,146

 

2nd Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, February 1, 1986, Cordova High School, Rancho Cordova CA

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang
  • Income: $4,851 (about 450 attendees)
  • Expenses: $4230
  • Proceeds: $621
  • Presenters
    • Eric Crystal (Mien)
    • Nancy Shephard (primary language)
    • Lue Vang (Hmong New Year)
    • Minh Pham (cultural conflicts)
    • Sy Dang Nguyen (working with SEAsians)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (Laotian students)
    • Josie Steelman (community resources)
    • Nhi Luong (Chinese from Vietnam)
    • Mike Milligan (Rainbow, commercial product)
    • Minh Tham D’Angeli (Indochinese in the Valley)
    • Videos
      • Khao I Dang Historical Mural
      • Indochinese & Their Cultures

 

3rd Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, March 7, 1987, Cordova High School,  Rancho Cordova CA
“Living in Two Worlds, Communicating Across Cultures”

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang
  • Income: $9,425 (about 525 attendees)
  • Expenses: $5,152
  • Proceeds: $4,273
  • Presenters
    • Yang Dao (Hmong secondary migration)
    • Huynh Dinh Te (culture revealed thru language—Vietnamese; cultures of the Indochinese--video)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (culture and background—Lao)
    • Amy Catlin (performing traditions in SEAsia; sung poetry and musical instruments—Hmong)
    • Bruce Downing (history and culture revealed thru languages of Indochina)
    • Mory Ouk (culture and background—Khmer; Khao I Dang historical mural)
    • Bruce Bliatout (attitudes towards surgery—Hmong; mental health issues—Hmong and others)
    • Eric Crystal (Mien & Khmer village cultures)
    • Lue Vang & Judy Lewis (Thai Hmong villages, 1986)

 

4th Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, March 5, 1988, Cordova High School

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang
  • Income: $11,597 (about 540 attendees)
  • Expenses: $7,310
  • Proceeds: $4,287
  • CSUS Anthro 196 X, “Aspects of SE Asian Cultures” (Crain, 1 unit)
  • Presenters
    • Chanthan Chea (East-West medical anecdotes)
    • Prany Sananikone (Lao)
    • Yang Dao (Hmong spiritual life)
    • Huynh Dinh Te (Vietnamese students, success & failure)
    • Erica Hagen (Thai refugee camps)
    • Sy Dang Nguyen (Indochinese mental health concepts)
    • Terry Martinez (Coordinated Compliance Review process)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (Lao character)
    • Jeanne Nidorf (SEA adolescents at risk)
    • Van Le (myths and truths about Vietnamese culture)
    • Kirpal Grewal & Jonah Vangay (handicapped Indochinese students)
    • Dale Love, Zeuz, Yangh (Iu-Mienh writing)
    • Don Bott (literature accessible to all students)
    • Mory Ouk (Cambodia’s politics---effects on children)
    • Bailey, Burhoe (conflict management, peer counseling)
    • Rodger Cryer, Kim Lan Nguyen (parent involvement—SEAsians)
    • Mae Gundlachh (English Language Arts Framework)
    • Ask the Panel (Ouk, Luangpraseut, Dao, Te, Nidorf; Mai Pham )
    • Videos
      • A New Year for the Mien
      • Journey from Pha Dong
      • Dance of Tears
      • Journey to Laos

 

5th Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, February 25, 1989, Delta College, Stockton CA

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang
  • About 500 attendees
  • Presenters
    • Lue Vang (Hmong parenting & successful children; Handbook for Teaching Hmong-speaking Students)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (Cambodians & Laotians as parents in the US; advice for Lao-speaking parents in US)
    • Kenji Ima (comparative analysis of the success of SEAsian youth)
    • Bao Xuyen Le & Chuong Chung (Vietnamese women in America)
    • James Freeman (Vietnamese American lives---Hearts of Sorrow)
    • James Fletcher (1988 History Social Studies Framework)
    • Judith Bling, Sheryl Raumann, Youa Thao (Hmong folk art)
    • Eric Crystal (Mien refugees; California’s Khmer—cultural maintenance)
    • Mory Ouk (successful Khmer students---what can parents and paraprofessionals do? Handbook for Teaching Khmer-speaking Students)
    • Ruth Hammond (comparative study of success of Hmong youth in Minneapolis-St Paul)
    • Jeanne Nidorf (SEAsian at-risk youth)
    • Kim Lan Nguyen & Van Le (Amerasians)
    • Sue Heredia-Arriaga (cooperative learning)
    • Kirpal Grewal (health care among Hmong in refugee camps and Thai villages)
    • Kaota Saepharn (personal reflection---Mien village to UC Berkeley)
    •  Forum (Nidorf, Ouk, Konthal Cheng) (cultural differences in response to tragedy and catastrophic events)
    • Harry Maxey, Dorcas Lopez, Champheng Norasith, Tou Vang, Sitha Buth, Ton Tran (primary language classes in summer school in Stockton USD)
    • Van Le, Hector Burke (EIEA & TPRC—identification of refugee and immigrant students)
    • Huynh Dinh Te (teaching content areas—cooperative learning)
    • Ask the Panel (Luangpraseut, Ouk, Xuyen Le, Chung, Te, Vang)
    • Videos
      • Blue Collar & Buddha
      • Last Days of Saigon (home movies taken on the last days, Ted Britton)
      • Our Laos (in Lao)
      • Waiting for Cambodia
      • Journey from Pha Dong
      • New Year for the Mien
      • Dance of Tears

 

6th Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, March 3, 1990, Sacramento City College, Sacramento CA

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang, Van Le
  • Income: $26,180 (848 attendees)
  • Speaker/travel expenses (Department of Education subgrant): $4,504
  • Presenters
    • Sue Heredia-Arriaga (adapting lessons for LEP students)
    • Grace Holt (parenting curriculum for language minority parents
    • Pao Vang, Mao Yang, Chou Vang, Yia Vang (Hmong Student Association: we are the 1.5 generation)
    • Lily Cheng (phonology; assessing Asian students for special ed)
    • Jeffrey Munks (crosscultural communication, youth gangs; translated for parents: is your child at risk?)
    • Chan Moly Sam (Khmer court dance)
    • Kam Raw (Kammu background; new country, new life---in Kammu)
    • Eleanor Thonis (Language Arts for K-6 LEP students)
    • Jan Ellis (high school LEP students in mainstream classes)
    • Minh Hoang Nugyen, Thuy Linh Nguyen Le (1.5 generation—Vietnamese students at UC Davis)
    • Frank Proschan (Kmhmu background)
    • Chuong Hoang Chung (comparative studies of SEAsian youth success)
    • Mai Dao (understanding cultural norms and behaviors)
    • Jonathon Saeteurn (Mien ceremonial paintings)
    • Huynh Dinh Te (teaching social studies to LEP students in mainstream classes)
    • United Cambodiian Students of America (1.5 generation: what we want you to know about us)
    • Lue Vang (early Hmong marriage; peer pressure and conflict between parents and children—in Hmong)
    • Mary Ann Irvine (ESL and cultural orientation for refugees)
    • Joan Criddle (literature-based, multi-disciplinary approach)
    • Sheryl Raumann, Youa Thao (Hmong story cloths)
    • Van Le, Chuong Chung, Jenny Dang, Kim Lan Nguyen, Phillip Nguyen (Amerasians; repeated in Vietnamese—Amerasians in America handbook)
    • Harold Murai (mainstreamed LEP students, strategies & limitations)
    • Videos
      • Homeland Around the World
      • Khao I Dang Historical Mural
      • The Affects of War: Indochinese Refugee Experience
      • The Hmong; Hill Tribe People of Laos

 

7th Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, March 1, 1991, Sacramento City College,
“Expressions & Impressions” (crosscultural understanding)

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang, Van Le
  • Income: $27,210 (867 attendees)
  • Speaker/travel expenses (CDE subgrant): $5,678
  • Presenters
    • May Kou Vang (education of female Hmong; challenge for Hmong women in US—in Hmong)
    • Cynthia Esty (World of Difference program)
    • Ellen Bruno (discussion with the filmmaker of Samsara)
    • Nguyen Dinh Hoa (Vietnamese names; Vietnamese literature)
    • Sharlene Gilman, Trang Duong, Hang Hoang, Sadachanh Sinantha, Lue Xiong, Viry Kem (1.5 generation in college)
    • Walter Barnes (current refugee & immigrant situations)
    • Clara Chapala (Bilingual Education Handbook)
    • Tom Williams (involving parents—Quality Education Project)
    • Huynh Dinh Te (communication in a multicultural setting)
    • David Gilbert (Images that Speak)
    • Annie Jaisser (Hmong language overview)
    • Wendy Walker (working with Hmong parents)
    • Hassan Poklaun (Cham history and culture; music and dance of Champa)
    • Mory Ouk (Roam Vong—Camboidan dance)
    • Mary Payne Nguyen (Amerasians, issues for teachers)
    • Chuong Chung (2nd language writing—Vietnamese contrast)
    • Salpy Ghazarian (Armenians and other Soviet émigrés)
    • Steve Moore (creativity and cultural projects in media/video for bilingual students)
    • Sue Meinyer-Rocha (sheltering secondary content classes)
    • Jeffrey Munks (SEAsian gang activity)
    • Lue Vang (hilltribe children and educational opportunities)
    • Trieu Huynh Vo (re-education camps iin Vietnam)
    • Hach Yasamura, Sharon Tate, Joy Dorman, Sally Smith, John Raley (Soviet émigrés)
    • Mary Eckes & Barbara Law (guide for teachers with just a few ESL students in class---More than Just Surviving (book))
    • Kathi Collins (passing the essay on the LDS exam)
    • Eric Crystal (Teaching about Southeast Asia)
    • Gene Self (creating custom textbooks)
    • Laurence Say, Naren Lor (Khmer Language School—Stockton)
    • Minh Pham (Vietnamese Saturday School)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (English as a Common Language)
    • Dusty Ward (parent literacy program)
    • Hung Le, Trang To, Thuy Pham (SEAsian gangs)

 

8th Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, March 21, 1992, Sacramento City College,

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang, Van Le
  • Income: $26,670 (911attendees)
  • Speaker/travel expenses (CDE subgrant): $4,870
  • Presenters
    • Chue Chang (integrating Hmong folk tales and legends into social studies and language arts)
    • Amy Catlin (From Angkor to America video)
    • Mory Ouk (Cambodian clothing)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (Indochinese cultures—comparative analysis)
    • Halinka Luangpraseut (SEAsian crosscultural art activities)
    • Annie Jaisser (Hmong language overview)
    • Julia Elliot (Lua’ ---Laotian refugee group)
    • James Matisoff (features of SEAsian languages)
    • Jean Longmire (misunderstandings about Cambodian social identity)
    • Jennine Cerullo (crosscultural communication)
    • Hongthong Niravanh (reaching SEAsian parents)
    • Senyint Sith Chim (keeping Cambodian students in school)
    • Khanh Pham (Vietnamese parenting workshop)
    • Ellen Yin (SEA parenting---discipline or abuse?)
    • Hach Yasamura (Sacramento update on Russians, Ukrainians, Armenians)
    • Ka Ying Yang
    • Lisa Wong (teaching Chinatown children African American songs)
    • Khatharya Um (bridging Cambodian culture in the classroom)
    • Gilbert Simon (medical needs of Soviet refugees)
    • Kaota Saepharn (educating Mien students)
    • Pauline Nguyen (sociocultural classroom activities)
    • Curtis Namba (Anti-Asian violence community handbook)
    • Sue Meinyer Rocha (sheltered techniques)
    • Alice Lucas
    • Candace Kelly (Hmong Biliteracy Program---Thermalito)
    • Ann Hughes (helping with schoolwork---parent involvement)
    • Michele Hobza (SEAsian teen-aged parents and education)
    • Song Que Hahn (schooling Korean immigrant students)
    • Paula Gillett (New Faces in Our Schools: Student-Generated Solutions for

 

9th Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, March 20, 1993, Sacramento City College,
“In Other Words” (proverbs and sayings)

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang, Van Le
  • Income: $32,605 (888 attendees)
  • Expenses: $15,984
  • Speaker/travel expenses (CDE subgrant): $6,000
  • Expenses donated by others: $800
  • Proceeds: $16,621
  • Presenters
    • Jennie Cerrulo (crosscultural communication)
    • Sam Ang Sam (Khmer music and dance)
    • Ola Oliynyk (Ukrainian bandura)
    • Ka Ying Yang (counseling SEAsian students)
    • Teeda Butt Mam (Cambodian student experiences)
    • Manh Phongboupha (Khmu background and culture)
    • Ka Ying Yang, Bouakhay Phongboupha, Mey Saephan (Indochinese women from rural backgrounds)
    • Wendy Duong, Tou Meksavanh, Teeda Butt Mam (Indochinese women from urban backgrounds)
    • Wendy Duong (Asian women in the corporate world)
    • Jan Mayer (Burman report)
    • Hung Le, Trang To, Randy Yin, Darrell Fong (Asian youth crime)
    • Chan Moly (Khmer court dance)
    • Dottie Benonneau (To Destroy You is No Loss, classroom play)
    • Van Le (Vietnamese proverbs)
    • Kaota Saepharn (Mien proverbs)
    • Mory Ouk (Cambodian proverbs)
    • Karen Retford, Tim Beard (Foxfire Project)
    • Rosalie Baker (Lao and Thai folktales in the classroom)
    • Ellen Yin (parenting tips for teachers)
    • Chuong Chung (current refugee situations)
    • Edith Crawford (English language development strategies)
    • Millie Young (graphic representation)
    • Alice Lucas (curriculum for ethnic conflict resolution)
    • Nancy Ortiz, Marsha Nichols, Chao Xiong, Chao Her, Kevin Xiong, Geu Thao, Na Yang (keys to success for Hmong secondary students)
    • Alla Volovich (Russian youth)
    • Grace Holt (family literacy)
    • Charlotte Keuscher (It’s Elementary, LEP focus)
    • Priscilla Walton (from LDS to CLAD/BCLAD)
    • Van Le (EIEP funding for 1993-94)
    • Ann Goldman & Meuy Sio Fong (Mien women and embroidery)
    • Annie Jaisser (Thai Hmong village—video)
    • Maryetta Hamzawi (Middle Eastern experiences--cultural conflicts)
    • To Thi Dien (folk medicine and nutrition)
    • Tou Meksavanh (parenting advice –Lao)
    • Mory Ouk (parenting advice –Khmer)
    • Kaota Saephan (parenting advice –Mien)
    • Jonah Vangay (parenting advice –Hmong)
    • Lin Zhao (Chinese brush painting)
    • Make-it-take-it (Morgan/Deville) (Filipino games)
    • Make-it-take-it (Chan/Huie) (Chinese chop)
    • Make-it-take-it (Prozan/Devos) (mask making)
    • Make-it-take-it (Kim/Podney) (Korean “three in a row”)
    • Make-it-take-it (Choo/Der) (rice)
    • Videos
      • Blue Collar and Buddha
      • Moving Mountains
      • Khmer dance
      • Great Branches, New Roots

 

10th Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, March 19, 1994, Sacramento City College,
“Jokes & Humor”

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang, Van Le
  • Income: $28,202 (833 attendees)
  • Expenses: $19,298
  • Speaker/travel expenses (CDE subgrant): $7,000
  • Proceeds: $8,904
  • Presenters
    • Huynh Dinh Te (jokes & puns in SEAsia)
    • Peter Tran (laughter as social medicine)
    • No Tran (jokes of oppression)
    • Mory Ouk (Cambodian culture through jokes)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (Lao culture through jokes)
    • Seree Weroha (classroom success for Lao and Thai students)
    • Dam Phap (cultural and linguistics shocks)
    • Phuoc Nguyen (jokes of acculturation)
    • May Kou Vang (Hmong woman’s college path)
    • Tony Vang (Hmong dropouts in California)
    • Peter & Sally Kundstadter (early marriage—Sacramento’s Hmong)
    • Kaota Saepharn (Mien youth)
    • Christine Muok (Cambodian mental health in Stockton)
    • Minh Hoang Nguyen (Vietnamese parents & children)
    • Maryetta Hamzawi & Nguyen Dang (newcomers’ names; Elk Grove’s twilight program)
    • Dan Holt (Korean culture through proverbs)
    • Charles Hwang (Chinese brush painting)
    • Alla Volovich (Russian youth in American schools)
    • Ayyad Al-Qazzaz (peoples of the Middle East)
    • Jennnie Cerullo (crosscultural communication)
    • Mark Curry (SEAsian youth, prosecution and probation)
    • Mike McMarty, John Boyd (Stockton Blvd project)
    • John Rush (cultural sensitivity)
    • JoAn Criddle (intergenerational conflict)
    • Frank Worrell (violence in the classroom)
    • Edith Crawford (sheltered English demonstration lessons)
    • Mary McGroarty (culture and the classroom)
    • Make-it-take-it (Cuan, Hunter, Wood) (candles)
    • Make-it-take-it (Chu, Myers, Uk) (dolls)
    • Make-it-take-it (Hall, Foss, Ozol, Winton) (kites)
    • Make-it-take-it (Kim, Morgan, Ortega) (puppetry)
    • Make-it-take-it (Simpson, Romero, Igo) (literature through video)
    • Charles Hwang, Han Zu Duo (Chinese brush painting)
    • Motria Tomkin & Ola Oliynyk (Ukrainian egg decorating)
    • Videos
      • Threads of Survival
      • Blue Collar and Buddha

 

11th Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, March 25, 1995, Sacramento City College,
“Myths, Legends and Folklore”

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang, Van Le
  • Income: $34,822 (1,041 attendees)
  • Expenses: $20,516
  • Speaker/travel expenses (CDE subgrant): $7,000
  • Proceeds: $14,306
  • Presenters
    • Mory Ouk (Cambodian legends and folktales; repeat in Khmer)
    • Konthal Cheng (Cambodia: From Angkor to the present)
    • Malene Sam (Cambodian dance; repeat in Khmer)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (Lao characters and values teaching)
    • Frank Araujo (Dragons East & West in myth and legend)
    • Student panel (Hmong marriage customs in modern America)
    • Yang Dao (Hmong youth: life in the future, in Hmong)
    • Huynh Dinh Te (Vietnamese legendary heroes)
    • Dang Pham (the new Title VII program)
    • Tri Tran (Vietnamese 20 yrs in the US)
    • Jean Rusting (multicultural Cinderella)
    • Rosalie Giacchino (stories from Laos)
    • An My Le (photographing in Vietnam)
    • Tchaka Muhammed (multicultural edutainment)
    • Patricia Symonds (gender in Hmong sacred myths and narratives)
    • Sam Ang Sam (traditional Khmer culture—trends and directions)
    • Susanne Bessac (footprints of the ancestors in Hmong embroidery)
    • Van Le (new Emergency Immigrant Education Program)
    • Vietnamese Student Assn (education and Vietnamese culture)
    • Loraine Brown (ELD for African American students)
    • Joanne Ikeda (cultural foodways of new immigrants)
    • David Kakishiba (Asian pride)
    • Viet Le (Vietnamese school administrator)
    • Mary Araujo (storytelling for teachers)
    • Alice Lucas (Through our Eyes)
    • Valeriy Ignat’yev (Russian folk and fairy tales, in Russian)
    • Ruth James (Russian folk and fairy tales)
    • Pedro Noguera (Strangers Among Us: New Myths about Immigration)
    • Jewell Coburn (search for common values)
    • Minh Hoang Nguyen (Vietnamese American journey)
    • Kaota Phan (Mien folktales and legends)
    • Kaota Phan & E. Saelee (Mien verbal dueling)
    • Make-it-take-it (dyeing techniques of SE Asia)
    • Make-it-take-it (math games from many cultures)
    • Make-it-take-it (storytelling though pa’ndau)
    • Make-it-take-it (beyond Barney—art and Asian animal myths)
    • Frederick Baker (Education in Laos, 1994)
    • Motria Tomkiw (Pysanka—Ukrainian egg dyeing)
    • Charles Hwang (Chinese brush painting)
    • Video: Threads of Survival
    • Video: Human Animal (groups and status)

 

12th Annual Southeast Asia Education Faire, March 2, 1996, Sacramento City College,
“Journeys”

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang
  • Income: $25,754 (782 attendees)
  • Expenses: $16,741
  • Speaker/travel expenses (CDE subgrant): $7,000
  • Expenses donated by others: $2,632
  • Proceeds: $9,013
  • Presenters
    • Steve Magagnini (Sacramento’s immigrants)
    • Roger Warner (Out of Laos, Hmong secret war history)
    • Mory Ouk (Cambodian weddings)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (Lao New Year)
    • Khatharya Um (Khmer female transitions)
    • Huynh Dinh Te (death in Vietnamese culture)
    • Bien Hoa Hoang (journey to Hanoi)
    • Scott Takushi, Yee Chang (1994 photojourney to Laos)
    • Kal Phan (disappearing souls—death in Mien culture)
    • Betty DeMarco (religious diversity in schools)
    • Konthal Cheng (ordination as a Buddhist monk)
    • Yuri Lavrenov (peoples from the former Soviet Union)
    • Loraine Brown (English Language Development for African Americans)
    • Charles Hwang (journey to find my mother)
    • Youd Sinh Chao (journey of Mien students)
    • Lue Vang (post-secondary education for Hmong students)
    • Fred Baker (education in Thailand and Laos)
    • Nouzong Ly (women’s conference in Beijing)
    • Azar Sadrian (Iranian students)
    • Sonny Le (HELPing Hand)
    • Rosalie Giacchino Baker (Multicultural experiential learning)
    • UCB Vietnamese Student Assn (tutoring program)
    • Wendy Wenhui Qiu (Wushu, Tai Chi)
    • Lorie Hammond (garden project---Hmong and Mien adults)
    • Make-it-take-it (Baura, Anderson: circle of life)
    • Make-it-take-it (Lee, Bui, Castillo, Greenblatt: flags)
    • Make-it-take-it (Wang, Voon, Kaplan, Street: cooking through children’s literature)
    • Make-it-take-it Kaussen, Paiso, Rhodes, Fong: fabrics around the world)
    • Make-it-take-it (Johnston, Carroll, Markwyn, Suyeyasu: immigration: postcards from home)
    • Make-it-take-it (Haynes, Kahn, King: kites, cooperative learning)
    • Make-it-take-it (Fortich, Adcock, Frazier, George: good luck symbols)
    • Community discussion group, Khmer (Mory Ouk)
    • Community discussion group, Hmong (Yee Chang)
    • Community discussion group, Lao (Khamchong Luangpraseut)
    • Community discussion group, Hmong (Nouzong Ly)
    • Community discussion group, Mien (Youd Sinh Chao)
    • Community discussion group, Vietnamese (VN Students Assn)

 

13th Annual Immigrant Education Faire, March 15, 1997, Sacramento City College,
“Amulets, Omens & Talismans” (fortune)

  • Organizers: Judy Lewis, Lue Vang, Van Le
  • Income: $29,175 (890 attendees)
  • Expenses: $21,581
  • Speaker/travel (CDE subgrant): $7,000
  • Expenses donated by others: $825
  • Proceeds: $7,594
  • CSUS Teacher Education 196 (Victoria Jew)
  • Presenters
    • Chany Blumenkrantz (African immigrants)
    • Noma Lemoine (African American Language Development/Ebonics)
    • Gayle Morrison (oral history of Hmong fleeing Laos, 1975)
    • Celeste Roseberry McKibbin (differentiating speech problems from second language effects)
    • Mory Ouk (Cambodian luck; repeated in Khmer)
    • Khamchong Luangpraseut (Lao luck; repeated in Lao)
    • Fred Baker (international high school partnership)
    • Rosalie Baker (multicultural unit for high school English class)
    • Xxxxx (newcomers’ names)
    • Leslie Iverson (CASAS standards/assessment for Adult ESL)
    • Youd Sinh Chao (Mien educational issues; repeat in Mien)
    • Ropp & McClatchy (SEAsian youth crime)
    • Yasamura/Green (welfare reform & immigrants)
    • Make-it-take-it (King, Khan, Haynes: kites)
    • Make-it-take-it (Holland, Gomez: making musical instruments)

 

14th Annual Refugee Educators’ Faire, March 9, 2002, Sacramento City College

“Southeast Asia: Crossroads of the World”

  • Organizers: Carol Dunstan, Peter Whittlesey
  • Income: $31,535
  • Expenses: $28,045
  • Proceeds: $3,490
  • Presenters
    • George Spindler (educators as anthropologists)
    • Dia Cha (teaching with folkstories of the Hmong)
    • Elizabeth Kirton (repatriated refugees in Laos)
    • May Ying Ly (Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down)
    • Chiem-Seng Yaangh (Mien cultural insights)
    • Tony Waters (crime and immigrant youth)
    • John Burns (teaching Vietnam curriculum, website)
    • Mai Moua Thao (Hmong teen returns to Laos)
    • UCB CSEAS Visiting Scholar Program (SEAsia in social studies)
    • Linda Buckley (linguistics of SEA languages)
    • Judy Lewis (Hmong primer)
    • Carol Sharp, Nadia Kalinyuk (Saturday schools for primary language literacy)
    • Shirley Climo (Cinderella story across cultures)
    • Stephen Magagnini (reporting on SEA issues for the Bee)
    • Eric Crystal (hilltribes of Vietnam)
    • William Collins (teaching SEAsia in CA schools)
    • Lorie Hammond, Lieu Fow Saetern (Mien woman’s return to Thailand; school garden projects)
    • Central Valley Foundation Panel (SEAsian afterschool programs)
    • Sith Oriyavong (teaching in Laos and the US)
    • Lue Vang (Hmong radio program for SCUSD)
    • Garrett Kam (Ramayana in literature and art in SEAsia)
    • Gabrielle Guedet (psychology across cultures)
    • Michelle Dellatre (SEA resources on the internet)
    • Ia Moua (Hmong Women’s Circle)

 

15th Annual Southeast Asia Faire, March 15, 2003, Sacramento City College,
“Families Then and Now”

  • Organizers: Carol Dunstan, Peter Whittlesey
  • Canceled March 4, 2003, insufficient signups
  • Planned presenters
    • Sharon Kennedy (parent involvement, SEAsian writing project)
    • Laura Sheffield (SB Anthony’s success on API)
    • Ka Bee Lee (monthly parent meetings)
    • Nadia Kalinyuk (Community Heritage Language Schools)
    • Jeanine Pfeiffer (ethnobotany)
    • Luda Heger (Russian and Ukrainian students)
    • Hamed Razawi (Afghanistan)
    • Liew Fow Saetern, Lorie Hammond (Mien woman’s return to Thailand)
    • Lue Vang (Radio Outreach Collaborative)
    • Peter Kundstadter (health education for refugees)
    • Phoua Yang (child abuse? Hmong family perspective)
    • Daniel Crawford (refugee program update)
    • Francisco Navarro (Cuba)
    • Shayma Hassouna (Egypt)
    • Kevin Saephan (Sacramento’s Iu-Mien community)
    • Judy Lewis (Hmong literacy development project; cross cultural proverbs)
    • Eric Crystal (Mien and Hmong villages in Vietnam)
    • George Spindler (transcultural perception)
    • Chinh Le (Vietnam)
    • Michael Lokteff (refugees from the former Soviet Union)
    • Nasreen Aboobaker (Muslim marriages)
    • Mai Saepan (Iu-Mien parents and students)
    • Bao Lo (Hmong Women’s Circle)
    • Kabee Lee, Mai Xi Lee, Ka Va, Lee Yang (support for Hmong students)
    • Sue Mote (child-rearing across cultures)
    • Supriya Goswami (teaching children’s literature, using stories from India
    • Hoang Nguyen (recent developments in Vietnam)
    • Freweini Berhane (Eritrea)
    • Pam Milchrist (children’s play, focus on traditional Hmong)
    • Susan Orr (Bosnian resettlement and adjustment)
    • Make-it-take-it (Kaffka, Chi, Chung, Elarms, Cabrales) (mask making)
    • Make-it-take-it (Govil, Lee, Roberts) (math games)
    • Make-it-take-it (Hernandez, Nguyen) (Guatemalan crafts)
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