Day Four: APA Highlights
Cooking traditions of Americans of Cambodian, Indian, Nepalese, and Thai backgrounds will fill the air with delicious aromas at the Tea House tent today, as cooks prepare fruit carvings, dumplings, and noodles. Thai calligraphy and dance and craft traditions from Hawai'i (featuring Halau Ho'omau) will be at the Family Activities tent.
The Talkstory stage will feature discussions of local community history, symbolism in dance and craft, the thought process when a South Asian woman decides whether or not to wear a sari to work, and the cultural transactions that take place when APA real estate brokers deal with recently-arrived immigrants. APA Superheros is the theme of a discussion and book signing, starting at 2:45 p.m. APAs in the federal workforce and strategies for global communications are the other discussion topics.
Whether you are looking for food, stimulating discussion, entertainment, or activities for the kids, there will be something for everyone!
Phil Tajitsu Nash is the curator of the Asian Pacific Americans program at the 2010 Folklife Festival.