The Asian American Legacy
Stories: The New Mexico Experience is pleased to invite you to their community
program. The theme of the community program will be Asian American civic groups
organized to protect the rights of Asian Americans living in New Mexico in the
late 19th and early 20th centuries. This program is
available due to the generous funding by the New Mexico Humanities Council and
the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Although Asian Americans make up only 1.4 % of the population of New Mexico, they have contributed greatly to its cultural, social and economic growth. The contributions of early Chinese, Japanese and Filipino immigrants who did the backbreaking work of building the West are largely unknown. Through our project we seek to reclaim our histories through oral interviews of the leaders of these organizations. Their stories will be presented at this free community program. This entertaining program will include a variety of multimedia format enhanced by live readings.
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Place: Maxwell Museum, Hibbens Center Auditorium, University of New Mexico