To attend this field trip you must register in advance at the AAG on-site registration desk (Mardi Gras Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott). All field trips depart from the Canal St. entrance of the New Orleans Marriott.
F2_4 Vietnamese New Orleans East: Migration, community, and recovery in a refugee enclave
Organizer: Aaron Malone, University of Colorado & Fernando Riosmena, University of Colorado
Since the late 1970s, Eastern New Orleans has been home to a large enclave of Vietnamese refugees, anchored by a Catholic church and numerous Vietnamese businesses. The enclave was heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina but has made a remarkable recovery, including substantial growth of community organizing. Mark VanLandingham, Tulane University demographer and author of the new book Weathering Katrina: Culture and recovery among Vietnamese Americans, will provide an introduction to the community. We will visit a community organization to hear about the post-Katrina recovery, before stopping for lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant.
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