Interdisciplinary studies spring public lecture series kicks off on March 5

Lecture:  More Than a NumberRemembering the Past, Building Community and Telling the Stories of Cambodian Refugees in the United States

As part of Salem State University’s spring 2012 American Studies Public Lecture series, panelists representing the Lynn Museum & Historical Society, the Lynn Community Health Center and Lynn’s Cambodian community will discuss the collaboration which has led to the current More Than a Number exhibit at the Lynn Museum. Panelists will also share strategies for linking humanities scholarship and community needs and social justice work. the Lynn Museum and the Lynn Community Health Center, who recently joined forces to bring the above exhibit to Lynn.

Exhibit: The More Than a Number initiative is an opportunity for refugees in Lynn and its surrounding communities to share their powerful stories with each other and the public. In addition to survivor photos and testimonies, the exhibition also includes special activities highlighting traditional Cambodian dance, costume and food.

When: Monday, March 5, 2012
11 am­-12:15 pm

Where:  Meier Hall 238
Lafayette Street, Salem State University

Panelists:        
Abby Battis, Assistant Director, Lynn Museum & Historical Society
Kate Luchini, Director/Curator. Lynn Museum & Historical Society
Harry Schnur, KAYA Program Coordinator, Lynn Community Health Center
Sayon Soeun, Executive Director of Light of Cambodian Children, Inc. (LCC)
Sopheap Theam, Program Director of Light of Cambodian children, Inc. (LCC)

Sponsor: Interdisciplinary Studies Department, Salem State University

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello PhD, coordinator of American studies within the interdisciplinary studies department at Salem State University via email at educlosorsello@salemstate.edu or by telephone at 978.542.7210.