Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration

Gail Borden Library celebrates the many diverse cultures that make up our community.
Several organizations joined with us
to celebrate Asian-Pacific cultures in May 2015.




Community volunteer Aloun Khotisene worked
to preserve the memories of elder Laotian immigrants
as they traced their stories of leaving Laos
and coming to Elgin in the 1970s and 1980s.
They hope to promote a connection between
the younger generation and the elderly Lao,
so they can all take pride in their shared history.

Listen to their stories here.

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Additional photos from the celebration in May 2015 can be found here.