Partner Program: The Saving Grace of Spring Rolls: A Story of Food, Place, and Family

Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Kim O’Connell, an independent scholar from Arlington, for a talk on her research using her own story of mixed-race heritage—half-Caucasian, half-Vietnamese—to explore Vietnamese immigrants and refugees who came to Virginia in the wake of the Vietnam War. Her work is for a forthcoming book that shares a title with this talk. Connecting food and culture, spring rolls are used as a symbol throughout O’Connell’s work to represent determination, heritage, and healing. She has already found federal publications on government policies and newspaper stories on refugees’ experiences. This subject complements the Library’s current exhibition, New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, created in partnership with Virginia Humanities, a Legacy Project of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. For more information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726

EVENT DETAIL


Event Type: Programs

Start Date: May 7, 2019

End Date: May 7, 2019

Time: 12-1:00 PM

Venue: Conference Rooms, Library of Virginia

Richmond, VA


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