New Orleans East Hospital, NOLA 4 Women, Present ‘Bridging Two Worlds: Stories Of Notable Vietnamese-American Women Of New Orleans’ Exhibit
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans East Hospital and Nola4Women present “Bridging Two Worlds: Stories of Notable Vietnamese-American Women of New Orleans,” a traveling exhibit that documents and honors the lives and legacies of women who arrived in New Orleans empty-handed and unprepared but who adapted quickly to a new life.
The exhibit will be on display through Thursday, Oct. 5, at New Orleans East Hospital, 5620 Read Blvd.
The experiences and activities of the women honored by the exhibit have built and strengthened the Vietnamese-American community and helped shape New Orleans’ unique culture, exhibition reps said.
This project is a part of the larger “Women of New Orleans: Builders and Rebuilders” project led by the nonprofit group Nola4Women, who want to focus attention on the courage and tenacity of women in the region.
The women celebrated in the exhibit have enriched their communities by staunchly responding to those in need, maintaining cultural traditions, helping neighbors to adjust to new lives, and strengthening communities with their organizing abilities, their strong and active faith, and their knowledge and skills, exhibition reps said.
The exhibit will travel to other venues including:
• Oct. 7 – Nov. 2
Vietnamese-American Seniors of Greater New Orleans
2330 Park Place Dr., Gretna, LA 70056
• Nov. 6 – Nov. 17
Lavin-Bernick Center, Mezzanine
Tulane University, 201 Boggs, NOLA 70118