Upcoming Conferences

Southeast Asian Economic Exposition: Fresno (CA) Convention Center, May 11-13, 1995.
Focus is on meeting the economic development needs of the Southeast Asian communities. Program will include sessions on employment opportunities, business development, and education. There will also be an authentic Southeast Asian village complete with artwork, crafts, and food, and an exhibitor's trade faire. For more information call 209/244-5710.

Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS) National Conference: Parc Oakland Hotel and Oakland (CA) Convention Center, June 1-4, 1995.
The preliminary program lists a number of sessions on the program concerning Southeast Asians. Included are papers on: Vietnamese American exile politics; new trends in Vietnamese American culture and literature; Vietnamese American voices inside schools; mental health risk factors among Vietnamese refugees; role of a religious group in the identity formation of Vietnamese immigrant women; Vietnamese American contemporary popular music; Vietnamese American - Vietnam relations; Vietnamese American women in transition; Hmong in exile; Iu- Mien refugee identity; politics of forging a community and self-representation among Vietnamese/Cambodian-Cham Americans; and Vietnamese in America: their struggle to define "home." There also will be a Cambodian American roundtable discussion. For more information contact Jiannbin Shiao, Asian American Studies Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-2574; 510/642-6555; 510/642- 6456 (fax); asamst@uclink.berkeley.edu.

The National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese Americans (NAFEA) is issuing a call for proposals for their 16th annual conference in New Orleans, March 31-April 2, 1996. There is particular interest in proposals that reflect innovative approaches to addressing the concerns of the Southeast Asian communities. For a copy of the proposal form contact Greg Levitt, Center for the Pacific Rim, University of New Orleans - College of Education, 5820 Hurst St., New Orleans, LA 70115. Deadline for submission is July 31, 1995.