You remember how it was like to be in college, broke, and barely any time to support the work you do to promote your heritage on campus? Well, support these Lao students! Among other activities this Spring, the Lao Student Association at University of Minnesota-TC needs help funding their trip to the Center for Lao Studies Conference in Madison. The students are looking for a mere $400 to cover some charges. Donations can be made at online here: http://www.youcaring.com/other/LSA-Fundraiser/47146 Donations can also be made in person at Lsa Minnesota‘s new year which is this Saturday, March 30th at 5:30pm at the St. Paul Student Center on 2017 Buford Ave, St Paul, MN 55108: https://www.facebook.com/events/439509846126537/ LLOTP will see you there!
Buddhist monks shuffling in. Baskets of candy offerings for the kids to devour. Fancy Lao classics to lum vong to. It’s that time of year again, when the Lao Theravada Buddhists ring in the New Year. While celebrations vary from state to state and country to country, it’s generally April 13-15. For our Minnesota folks, here’s the line up for Lao New Year events. Make sure to check out the main community-wide event on Saturday, April 13th with a full thak baht, nang sangkhan and lum vong. Next Saturday on March 30th, attend the University of Minnesota Lao Student Association’s Lao New Year event with free admission and free food. Both events are always looking for volunteers with open arms. If interested, contact Sunny at firstname.lastname@example.org for the community event and Alex Phasy at email@example.com for the student event. Minnesota Lao New Year 2013 Here’s the flyer to share: LNY Minnesota Poster SEE YOU THERE! Got a Lao New Year event to share? Email them over to: firstname.lastname@example.org.