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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month 2024

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Hybrid Lecture: Japanese Nebraskans in North Platte River Valley

Led by: Sandra Reddish

Sandra Reddish, an accomplished historian, has undertaken a fascinating exploration into the often-overlooked Japanese immigrant population that settled in Nebraska over a century ago. Her research focuses on the history of Japanese immigration to the state, delving into the lives of those who contributed to Nebraska's railroads, agriculture, and community. Over several years, Reddish conducted interviews with dozens of second and third-generation descendants of these early Japanese settlers, chronicling their remarkable story of perseverance, and hard work. Join us as Reddish sheds light on an important and often forgotten chapter in Nebraska's rich history.
Date: May 14th, 2024
Time: 12:30-1:30p.m. CST
Location: Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, Room 110
Register for Hybrid Lecture: Japanese Nebraskans in North Platte River Valley Zoom session by clicking here.

Documentary Screening: A Village Called Versailles 

Led by: Khoi Tran, Project Director, TRIO Student Support Services 

A Village Called Versailles is an Emmy-nominated documentary about Versailles, an isolated community in eastern New Orleans that has been settled by Vietnamese boat people since the late 1970s. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Vietnamese American residents in Versailles impressively rise to the challenges by returning and rebuilding before any other flooded neighborhood in New Orleans, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill just two miles away. A Village Called Versailles recounts the empowering story of how this group of people, who has already suffered so much in their lifetime, turns a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future..
Date:May 28th, 2024
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CST
Location: Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, Room 110

Contact interculturaled@mccneb.edu or 531-622-2253 for more information.

Participation for all programs is free and open to the public.
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