All posts tagged: interview

TUNE IN: Chanida Phaengdara Potter on MPR News with Tom Weber and Doualy Xaykaothao

Listen in: Friday, September 29th from 11:00AM-12:00PM, Little Laos’ founding editor Chanida Phaengdara Potter makes her third appearance on Minnesota Public Radio News with Doualy Xaykaothao and Tom Weber. Details below: The Legacy of Vietnam War Doualy Xaykaothao and Tom Weber look back at the lasting legacy of the Vietnam War, and the impact it had on neighboring countries of Cambodia and Laos. They talk to Lisa Blackstone, documentary filmmaker and producer of TPT original  ‘Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: America’s Secret War’ about how the CIA organized a secret war in neighboring Laos to prevent the threat of communism from spreading deeper into Southeast Asia. They are joined by three guests : Chanida Phaengdara Potter editor of Little Laos on the Prairie,  Kosol Sek chair  of the International Khmer Assembly and MK Nguyen program manager at the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood and fellow at Amherst H. Wilder Foundation: they’ll talk about the effects of the secret war on generations of Laotian Americans, Cambodian Americans and Vietnamese Americans. 

Lao-Diaspora-of-the-Week: Sayon Syprasoueth

This week, LLOTP continues our brief feature series, introducing you to the creatives and organizers of the Lao American Writers Summit 2016. Meet Sayon, a Lao Cambodian American who is curating the artist exhibitions during the summit. Who are you? Here’s my bio: Sayon Syprasoeuth, MFA is Lao-Nyaw, an American citizen who was born in Battambang,Cambodia. He works as a Program Coordinator for Living Arts Long Beach at UnitedCambodian Community Center. He is a visual artist who advances mixed-media across painting, sculpting, filming, and photographing; his art is representative ofexistential challenges, contradictory identities, and spiritual and metaphysicaldimensions of reality. He has been an art instructor at Long Beach City College andparticipates in various arts organizations, such as the Goethe Institute, ARENA 1,Orange County Contemporary Center for Art. His recent curating and exhibitingproject promoted GHOSTS, which focused on memory, generational impact ofviolence and genocide, and the aftermath of selected and suppressed memories thatare pathways into lived experiences.Sayon’s most recent published work has been featured on the cover of BOOM Journal magazine, Getting Religion, a USC publication (Getting Religion: …