June 6| 2 to 2:30 p.m. | Pavilion Building, The Cube, 2nd Floor
Please come join us for free food samples of specialty dishes. The Southeast Asian Market in FDR Park is a community of refugees and immigrant vendors from the Lao, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian communities who have called the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in South Philly their home since the 1980s. For more than 35 years, they have cultivated an open community space all their own, providing a cultural hub for social gatherings, sharing of ethnic cuisines and business opportunities through vending. At The Southeast Asian Market in FDR Park, shoppers can enjoy many native cuisine dishes; culturally specific produce, plants, clothing and jewelry; as well as services provided by entrepreneurs speaking multiple languages.
Asia and Pacific Islands around Philly
Through food, music, film, and performance, the series will educate participants about the diversity of AAPI identities and experiences in Philadelphia communities, and raise awareness about the social justice issues that impact the AAPI community, as well as the intersections of such issues and opportunities for meaningful allyship among the AAPI and African-American communities, and other communities of color. Each day will feature a different Asian or Pacific Island country/region/culture, focusing on some element of history, culture and social justice.
Series curator: Dr. Michelle Myers, associate professor, English
Programming includes a mix of in-person and virtual events. Join us on Zoom for the virtual events: