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UC IRVINE–Sharing Comfort and Care

June 3 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Hands reach for a plate of shrimp and salad.

Image: Courtesy of researcher Catherine Pereda.

UC IRVINE–Please join UC Irvine Humanities Center on June 3, 2021 on Zoom to learn about the Sharing Comfort and Care project, which showcases intergenerational and intercultural sharing of stories related to migration, health care, and food for two of the most underrepresented groups within the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, specifically Cambodians and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Register: http://bit.ly/UCIShareComfortCare

California is home to the largest Cambodian American community and second largest NHPI community in the United States. The Sharing Comfort and Care project team, based at UC Irvine, have partnered with two community-based organizations (The Cambodian Family and Empowering Pacific Islander Communities) to mentor college students, alums, and graduate students from across Southern California and beyond to conduct oral histories with community elders, create digital story-maps, and share meaningful and healing recipes.

Sponsored by the California Humanities, the UCI Humanities Center, the Southeast Asian Archives, the UCI Libraries, the Department of Asian American Studies, the Cambodian Family, and EPIC (Empowering Pacific Islander Communities)

For more information visit this link or write to Prof. Judy Wu (j.wu@uci.edu).

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.