Posts Tagged as "Khmer"

Survivors Recognized on Cambodian Genocide Remembrance Day

Apr. 20, 2016 / By
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Sunday marked the 41st anniversary of the Cambodian genocide. A commemoration held by Long Beach Cambodians and politicians recognized the victims and survivors.

“Khmer Metal” Shows Wildside of Cambodia’s Urban Youth

Sep. 16, 2015 / By
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The show is coming to the United States for the first time, and what better place to premiere than in Long Beach? CSULB's Carpenter Performing Arts Center will feature the show Sunday, September 20th for the local Cambodian diaspora and other audiences to enjoy.

Khmerican – Connecting the Cambodian Diaspora

Mar. 20, 2015 / By and
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As two major Cambodian important dates-- Khmer New Year on April 13 and the Day of Remembrance on May 20-- approach, we spoke to local ethnic media hub, Khmerican, about the importance of connecting Cambodian-Americans with the homeland.

Khmer Youth Showcase Talent, Heritage At 10th Annual Yellow Lounge

May. 19, 2014 / By
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Members of Khmer Girls in Action sang, danced and acted during the 10th Annual Yellow Lounge arts and culture showcase Saturday to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month at the Long Beach School for Adults auditorium...

KGA Yellow Lounge, May 17

May. 13, 2014 / By
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“This event is about taking pride in who we are and where we came from, and to leave a lasting effect on the world and in our community by making change,” said KGA member Karen Kaing about Yellow Lounge...

LB Cambodian Leader Appointed to President’s Advisory Commission on APIs

May. 7, 2014 / By
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Washington DC – The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) kicked off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the U.S...

Beyond Khmer New Year: Why Aren’t LB Cambodians Engaged Throughout the Year?

Apr. 8, 2014 / By
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For the observer, Cambodian-Americans are known mostly as survivors of the Pol Pot genocide of 1975, the Khmer Rouge...

Cambodian New Year Parade and Celebration in Long Beach

Apr. 7, 2014 / By
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Long Beach, CA, February 18, 2014:  After two years hiatus due to lack of funding, the Cambodian Coordinating Council (Cam-CC) will resume hosting its annual Cambodian New Year Parade on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Cambodia Town.

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LB Youth Connect with Their Cambodian Roots

Apr. 3, 2014 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporter Vivian Gatica; Photo courtesy of Chad Sammeth

Emily Ngov’s grandmother had always liked watching the little girls perform Cambodian dances and wanted her granddaughter to do the same...

Making Local Control Funding Work for Young Men of Color

Dec. 13, 2013 / By
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In November, the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color held a hearing to discuss design of new school system accountability standards, and how they must include measuring outcomes for boys and young men of color...

Deported Breakdancer Finds Purpose Serving Youth in Cambodia

Oct. 4, 2013 / By
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Growing up in Long Beach, Tuy Sobil became enamored with breakdancing, eventually joining a dance crew and adopting the nickname “KK.”

But in what he describes now as one of the biggest regrets of his life, Sobil became a member of a Crips gang in Long Beach at the age of 13...

Our Community: Educated Men with Meaningful Messages

Sep. 6, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...