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SAN DIEGO– Presentation on Karen Traditional Culture and Festivals at Karen New Year Celebration

January 13, 2018 @ 1:30 am5:00 am

SAN DIEGO– Through a series of interviews, the project has collected many stories about Karen traditional culture and festivals, and one of the most shared stories was about Karen New Year celebration held in Karen State in Burma or refugee camps in Thailand. Thus, as the first project preview presentation, KOSD will provide a short presentation on our project, Story of US: Community Story Project of Refugees from Burma in San Diego, during the Karen New Year 2018 at Crawford High School Auditorium on January 13, 2018. Karen New Year is the biggest celebration of the year for refugees from Burma in San Diego. KOSD has hosted this celebration in City Heights since 2013, and more than 600 refugees from Burma and community partners attend each year. Karen New Year is a way of preserving and sharing the heritage of the Karen ethnic minority group and will be the ideal forum at which to share the stories that have been collected and are also intended to preserve and share this community’s culture.  KOSD will have hardcopies of some selected stories available for attendees and will give a short presentation on the project led by the youth who have collected the stories. 


Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:30 am @ Crawford High School Auditorium


Crawford High School

4191 Colts Way, San Diego CA 92115


For more information, go to karensandiego.org or contact Nao Kabashima, Executive Director, 619-582-0783, nao@karensandiego.org

This program is part of a project funded by California Humanities entitled “Story of US: Community Story Project of Refugees from Burma in San Diego.” To learn more about funding opportunities from California Humanities, please visit our funding opportunities page


January 13, 2018
1:30 am – 5:00 am


Crawford High School
4191 Colts Way
San Diego, CA 92115 United States
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