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Refugee Dreams Revisted -Youth Performance

IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan
10301 NE Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220, US (map)



Join MediaRites for a staged reading performance of Refugee Dreams Revisited, a youth staged reading with true local stories of sacrifice and resiliency. Performed by Asian American youth ages 17-22 as they honor the historical struggle and preserve the powerful stories of their elders in this powerful reading performance. Special Guest: Lee Po Cha, executive director of IRCO and music by Joe Kye. Plus the unveiling of the Crossing East Archive of AAPI oral histories and interviews

A collaboration of Multnomah County Library and Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. With funding by PGE Foundaton and Multnomah Country Cultural Coalition through the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Fifteen former refugees were interviewed for the Refugee Dreams Revisited radio project by Anne Morin, Sara Caswell Kolbet and Dmae Roberts, which was created for the Peabody award-winning series Crossing East that ran on 230 public radio stations.

More info: Starting with the fall of Saigon in April 1975, refugees from Vietnam awaited approval to move to the US and other countries. By 1979, there were almost 62,000 Vietnamese in refugee camps, with more than 140,000 people displaced from Cambodia and Laos. Portland, Oregon, was one of the medium-sized US cities that dealt with the relatively sudden influx of every major ethnic group (Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, Mien and Cambodian) from Southeast Asia.

Recommended for ages 12 and up. Free. Refreshments provided.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:00 pm IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) 10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220 Final Crossing East event with Refugee Dream Revisited performances/talkbacks and Vietnamese food. AND unveiling of the Crossing East Archive of AAPI oral histories and interviews

MediaRites - MediaRites is an award-winning non-profit multicultural and multimedia production organization in Portland, OR. It's largest project was 'Crossing East,' the 8-hour Peabody award-winning Asian American history series.