All posts tagged: Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota

EVENT: Have Your Say about the Economic Development of APIs in MN

Join your fellow (and the few) Lao Minnesotan community leaders and others at tomorrow’s Asian & Pacific Islander Economic Summit in Brooklyn Center, MN. The past few years, we’ve seen BIG lay-offs at major manufacturing companies like 3M, Honeywell, and Medtronic. Many Lao Minnesotans who had worked at some of these places for most of their life have been immensely affected by it. They fell under a crippling economy, the lack of resources for immigrant communities and limited skills training that’s necessary to be competitive in the job market. Share your story. Share your input. Have a say about the state of economic development for AAPIs at tomorrow’s forum. See you there. -Chanida          

Thanking The Year of The Lao Community

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s already Thanksgiving week. Here at LLOTP, we’re thankful for many things that have made our first year as a blog one heck of an exciting writing venture. It’s an experience that has enriched my sense of Lao American culture and I couldn’t do it without my co-bloggers Danny and Bryan. Let’s look back at what a year has meant for us. We made a platform for our voices not only in the Midwest but for Lao Americans across the states, we covered stories when the Lao made headlines, we were mentioned and featured in the Star Tribune and Twin Cities Daily Planet, and with 143 Facebook fans and growing—we really can’t ‘jom’ (complain) at all. So this week looking back, I’m thankful for the small and big steps we’ve taken to show that the Lao community is still alive and thriving in Minnesota. SMALL STEPS We showed how our thinking has changed the Lao Minnesotan voter mentality this election year like never before. The Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota …