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AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: Preserving the 40 Year History of Southeast Asian Americans #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy‬

Southeast Asian Archive CenterIn 1975, U.S. immigration allowed for Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian refugees.

This month, the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center (OC & SEAA) at UC Irvine had its grand opening, according to the OC Weekly.

“We wanted a space where people can learn about the history of the region as well as do history,” said Charla Batey. The Center will include an oral history recording room. In addition to books, dissertations and documents, there will also be art from refugees.

 

 

 

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