Franklin Odo Visit

On February 21 and 22 Dr. Franklin Odo, Director of the Smithsonian Program for Asian Pacific American Studies, will be visiting UCI and Orange County. His appearance is sponsored by the UCI Libraries, the Asian American Studies program, and the History Department.

On February 21, Dr. Odo will be speaking at the UCI Langson Library on The Smithsonian Institutution and Southeast Asian American Communities. Preceding his talk Mr. Yen Do will be recognized for his efforts in promoting the Southeast Asian Archive within the Southeast Asian communities. The UCI Southeast Asian American Studies faculty will be introduced as well. A dialogue with the audience on the importance of saving cultural histories and making them accessible to the public will follow Dr. Odo's presentation. This event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 570, Langson Library. Light refreshments will be served.

At 6:00 the same evening there will be tours of the Southeast Asian Archive. In addition, Professor Jeff Brody from CSU Fullerton will present Vietnamese Americans: Portrait of a People, a slide show of photographs taken by Orange County college students.

On Thursday, February 22 starting at 3:00 p.m., there will be a reception for Dr. Odo at Kicon Internet Co., 12866 Main St., #101, Garden Grove.

Both events are open to the public. Please RSVP for either or both events by calling 949/824-7227.