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Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Lao American Coalition hosted a festival to highlight the struggles of Southeast Asian refugees, particularly those from Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, while on their journey to their adopted homeland, the United States of America.  There was live entertainment, food, arts and artifacts, storytelling, and much more.seamap

thank you for your participation

Event Itinerary

The Coconut Dance

Thank You Volunteers

Thank You Sponsors Sponsor Opportunities



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to our most excellent volunteers

Traditional Lao Dance
Carol Manisouk

Ready, willing and able
Teerah Payola
Chip Ly
Leena Doung
Eric To
Johnny Hang
Aj Pacificar
Leon Doung
Danny Chav
Steven In
Sophat Hang
Tomtom Math
Jimmy Sourn
Adena Te
Chris Rith
Siman Vay
Vinny Van
Eng Mech
Kayla Mech
Tiffany Vay
Tepanakary Vay
Lep KhanMandy Khouphongsy
Susan Paul
Jenny Trang
Binly Phounsiri
Chou Ratsachak
Tony Souvanarath
Pepsi Vankham

Partnering Organizations include:
Lao Hmong Family Association
including: Paulene Vu, Maykai Vang, Mai Moua, Cheng Vang, Lu Vang-Vu; Lao PSTA including: Bounhong Khommarath, Samly Maat, Vilayvanh Khouphongsy, Pim Siripany, Bandith Xaysana, Victoria House Corporation
including: Lindsay Hartman, Tira Saree

From Lao Community:
*Ova Saopeng & Leilani Chan of REFUGEE NATION
*2 Kids Rock
*Lao Traditional Instrumental- Tony Souvannarath *Lao Traditional Dance - Carol Manisouk

From Cambodian Community
*Khmer Dance Troupe

From Vietnamese Community
* Southeast Asian Fashion Show-Jenny Trang


Sponsor Opportunities


Thank You to our Sponsors

Goody's Sushi & Grill
Into Champon & Assoc, a Law Corporation
VHC (Victoria House Corporation)
Vietnamese Community of San Diego
Spackman Family
Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Tales of a Refugee


Event Itinerary

The Southeast Asian Refugee Experience - Saturday, August 25, 2012
Market Creek Events & Venues, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation     

11:00 AM SEARE Committee members/ Welcome Speech Opening
11:15 Cambodian, Hmong, Karen, Lao, Vietnamese Org. Introducing Main Supporting Org.
11:15 Powell, Filner, Emerald, Block,  Introducing Honor Guests and Dignitaries/ Speeches 
11:30 Achriyak Dance Troupe Classical Cambodian Dance
11:35 Lao Hmong Family Association of San Diego Traditional Instrument "Qeej"
11:45 2Rockidz Classic Rock
12:15 PM Refugee Nation Live Theater
12:45 SDAYO Break Dance
12:50 Karen Organization of San Diego Children Dance
1:10 Vietnamese Community of San Diego Fashion Show
1:30 Lao Hmong Family Association of San Diego Story Telling Skit
1:55 David C. Ros/One Love Movement Speech-Asian Issue
2:00 SDAYO Fashion Show
2:25 Mr. Khamphone Simuong Traditional Instrument "Sor"
2:40 Karen Organization of San Diego Youth Dance Group
2:45 Lao Hmong Family Association of San Diego Dance
2:55 Payola Entertainment Hip Hop Music
3:05 Krysada Phousiri Poetry
3:20 Cambodian Student Association Traditional Folklor Coconut Dance
3:30 Refugee Nation Live Theater
3:40 Carole Dance Group Classical Lao Dance
3:50 2Rockidz Classic Rock
4:25 SEARE Committee  Closing Ceremony