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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies organizes and sponsors a number of events such as lectures, film screening, workshops, symposia, conferences, exhibits, and performances throughout the year.  Several of these events are in collaboration with other U-M units, and are often free and open to the public. To see what we have planned for this semester, please visit our 2020 Lecture Series page.

CSEAS Lecture Series. A Village Called Versailles film screening followed by a discussion with Mark VanLandingham, Cam-Thanh Tran, and Aurora Le

Mark VanLandingham, Tulane University; Cam-Thanh Tran, Tulane University; and Aurora Le, University of Michigan
Thursday, February 18, 2021
7:00-8:30 PM
Free and open to the public; register at

In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill. A Village Called Versailles, is the empowering story of how the Versailles people, who have already suffered so much in their lifetime, turn a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Mark VanLandingham (Tulane University), Cam-Thanh Tran (Tulane University) and Aurora Le (University of Michigan).

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange. Contact
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Anthropology, center for southeast asian studies, Cseas Lecture Series, discussion, Film, sociology, Southeast Asia, vietnam
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Southeast Asian Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures