Documenting the Thai American Experience in Los Angeles

Chanchanit Martorell (Thai Community Development Center)

DESCRIPTION: The project will center on interviews with diverse members of the Thai community to share their journey and experiences in Los Angeles, providing context about how the Thai community in Los Angeles came to be and how Thai immigrants and Thai Americans navigate their lives. Documentation will also cover cultural events and activities important to the Thai community that instill Thai pride, honor Thai heritage and culture, promote cultural exchange, and acknowledge the role and decades-long history of the Thai community in Los Angeles.

Part of V2-02 Self-representation in Cultural Documentation and Archival Preservation: Projects in the American Folklife Center’s Community Collections Grants Program, Wednesday, October 11, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm