The 3rd national convening of LAWS will take place May 27 and 28 in San Diego. With San Diego being the 6th largest Lao community in the country, holding the summit in "America's Finest City" has potential in turning San Diego into a new hub for Lao American artists, writers, and change-makers. The focus is finding an answer to the question of how do Lao Americans use writing to push art, creative works, and policy/grants using ingrained themes of Lao / Lao American Diaspora history to create visibility of community issues while crafting work that will be coined as Lao American for future years to come. Lao Americans are creating spaces for themselves to explore the possibilities through presentations, panels, and participatory workshops lead by emerging and established Lao American artists. The summit will then end with a reception that showcases the works of Lao American artists to help send off participants with inspiration.
In addition, the Summit will feature panel discussions, learning workshops, gallery exhibit, and much much more.
This event is free and open to everyone. Reserve your tickets now!