TO: News editors, directors
WHAT: Through the Smithsonian Institutionís Journey Stories traveling exhibit, the Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast will host a presentation introducing a new exhibit about the Gulf Coast Vietnamese community.
The presentation will feature "The People Within" photo project by Sun Herald photojournalist Tim Isbell; Kaitlin Truong of Asian Americans for Change; Southern Miss faculty member and photographer Betty Press; and oral interviews from the "Vietnamese Americans on the Gulf Coast Oral History Projects" by Linda Van Zandt of the Southern Miss Center for the Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
WHERE: The University of Southern Mississippi Katrina Research Center, located on the third floor of the Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach
WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, February 25
SPECIFICS: Journey Stories is an interactive exhibit addressing migration and immigration as they relate to the American experience. Using engaging images, audio and artifacts, it tells stories that illustrate the critical roles travel and movement have played in building our diverse American society.
The Journey Stories exhibit, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and Mississippi Humanities Council, will be on display at the Katrina Research Center until March 11. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .