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Press Release

 Contact:  Dr. Siu G. Wong    (505) 293-7347

 August 6, 2014

 For Immediate Release


Asian American Legacy Stories: The New Mexico Experience (AALS) has been recently funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council. This oral history project is sponsored by the Asian American Association of New Mexico, with co-sponsorship provided by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance - Albuquerque Lodge, Japanese American Citizens League - New Mexico Chapter and the Filipino American National Historical Society-Rio Grande Chapter. AALS will strengthen New Mexicoís diverse Asian American communities by preserving their stories for future generations. AALS will also educate the general public about the histories and contributions of Asian Americans in New Mexico and in America. It is the first pan Asian American oral history venture in the state of New Mexico.


A free oral history community program will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 1-3 pm at Maxwell Museumís Hibben Auditorium on the University of New Mexico campus. An entertaining multimedia presentation accompanied by live readings will focus on the leaders and activities of New Mexican civic groups organized to protect the rights of Asians living in New Mexico in the late 19th through early 20th centuries.


Although Asian Americans make up only 1.4% of the population of New Mexico, they have contributed greatly to its cultural, social and economic growth, beginning with the backbreaking labor of immigrants who toiled to build the American west. Their stories are both sad and inspirational. Please mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1-3 pm at the Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico. For more information, please contact Dr. Siu G. Wong at nationofwong@comcast.net or view www.aaanm.usText Box: Asian American Legacy Stories: The New Mexico Experience has been generously funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council



The Asian American Association of New Mexico would like to thank everyone who made the 2014 Festival of Asian Cultures a success, the Sponsors, the Vendors, the Volunteers and the Public.

Due to the construction down on CIVIC PLAZA, we  moved the Festival to the New Mexico Veteran's Memorial Park (1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque NM)

To see what our Festival was like last year, please go to our Previous Events Page above for pictures from 2013 and other previous years.

Below are pictures from this year's Festival, courtesy of David E. Hicks, West Mesa Photography.