Our Shared Journey

Our Shared Journey

August 31st, 2017  |  Published in Culture, Laos

Our Shared Journey: Center for Lao Studies’ Extravaganza Fundraiser 2017 is our biggest fundraiser to date. The evening will include dinner and drinks, performances (Molam, fashion show, traditional dance, and a variety of other performances) and a live auction.

DATE: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6:00pm-12:00am
VENUE: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607

Tickets are available for $90 early bird (if purchased by Saturday, August 27th, 2017) and $120 regular at: Eventbrite.com

The purpose of Our Shared Journey is to celebrate Lao culture and to raise funding to support many of our important and on-going programs, mainly the Between Two Worlds: Untold Stories of Refugees from Laos. The project consists of a traveling museum exhibit, which includes personal interviews of refugees of different ethnic groups (e.g., Lowland Lao, Hmong, Mien, Khmu, Tai Lue, etc.), artifacts, background information, and the development of Lao American history curriculum that will be distributed to educators. The exhibit is expected to travel to five major Californian cities: Redding, Sacramento, SF Bay Area and Fresno.

CLS other programs include:
* Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL)
* Journal of Lao Studies (JLS)
* Lao Traditions, Language, and Culture (TLC)
* International Conference on Lao Studies
* Lao Food Project
* Lao Mental Health Speaker Bureau
* Molam Reung Project

The Center for Lao Studies (CLS), a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, was formed in 2006 as a result of the First International Conference on Lao Studies. Our mission is to advance knowledge and engagement in the field of Lao Studies through research, education and information sharing.