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“VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers”

October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A Hmong family who fled Communist bullets and wild tigers through the jungle of Laos to a refugee camp in Thailand. A Sudanese man who was thrown into prison in Ethiopia for helping the Lost Boys and left gasping for air through a crack under the door. A Mexican woman who taught herself English by looking up the profane words that were hurled at her during her first job while working in a meat packing plant. A Dutch boy who put the flag of the Netherlands through the paper shredder and declared, “I am an American.”

These are some of the characters brought to life in “Vang”, a drama about recent immigrant farmers. “Vang” (meaning “garden” or “farm” in Hmong) captures the immigrants’ journeys to the U.S. and how they have made farming a sustainable way of life in America.

“Vang” is written by award-winning author and former Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander and features photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deni Chamberlain.

Cost: Free event. Please RSVP.

Sponsored by CRST International

For additional information, need assistance, or an accommodation for any ticketed programs or RSVP events, please contact NCSML programs at: 319-362-8500 or email info@ncsml.org.


October 24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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319-362-8500 x 218