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

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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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.” For more information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726.

Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Email:
emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov
Cost:
Free
Event Type:
,
Website:
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/calendar?event=158
Organizer:
Library of Virginia
Locality:
Richmond City
Open to the public:
Yes

Venue

800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Phone:
8046923726
Website:
http://www.lva.virginia.gov