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Asian Read-In

May 05, 2009 by Sheila

Join us Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 12:00 at the Asian Community & Cultural Center, 2615 O Street, for an Asian Read-Aloud event. Community members will read excerpts from works by or about individuals of Asian descent or about Asian culture. If you would like to meet people in the community who care about Asian heritage, this is the event for you!

Lincoln City Libraries and the Asian Community and Cultural Center are hosting this event in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  The first Japanese immigrants arrived in the U.S. in May 1843. A May celebration of APAH was first proclaimed in 1978 by President Carter and in 1990, President George H.W. Bush expanded the recognition to include entire month of May.


For additional information, contact Sheila Jacobs at 441-8546.


Take the time this month to learn more about Asian Pacific American history and heritage by visiting the sites below!

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Fusion Lunch and Learn series

January 14, 2009 by Sheila

Lincoln is home for numerous immigrants and refugees. 

From January through April 2009, the Lunch and Learn Series will
include speakers from around the world who will address
an assortment of topics.  Following is additional information
about the series:

Join us for a series of FREE cultural education lunch and learns. 
This series will host a panel from some of the larger refugee
populations in Lincoln.  They will talk a little about a lot of
different topics to spark your interest and leave you wanting to
learn more.

January 23, African
February 27, Middle Eastern
March 27, Asian
April 24, Eastern Europe

All programs will be at the downtown Lincoln Community Foundation
building, 215 Centennial Mall South, 5th floor.  11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.

For more information contact the Fusion Project Coordinator at 477-3446

Tagged in: African, Fusion Project, Lunch and Learn, refugees, culture, Middle Eastern, Asian, Eastern Europe,
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