Weathering Katrina, Culture and Recovery among Vietnamese‐Americans with Mark J. VanLandingham

Who: Mark J. VanLandingham, Thomas C. Keller Professor Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
         Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

What: Weathering Katrina, Culture and Recovery among Vietnamese‐Americans Book Talk and Signing

When: Friday, April 21, 2017, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Where: Diboll Auditorium, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1440 Canal Street (ground floor)

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Prof. VanLandingham will be speaking on his newly published book, Weathering Katrina ‐ Culture and Recovery among Vietnamese‐Americans.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. The principal Vietnamese-American enclave was a remote, low-income area that flooded badly. Many residents arrived decades earlier as refugees from the Vietnam War and were marginally fluent in English. Yet, despite these poor odds of success, the Vietnamese made a surprisingly strong comeback in the wake of the flood. In Weathering Katrina, public health scholar Mark VanLandingham analyzes their path to recovery, and examines the extent to which culture helped them cope during this crisis.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the talk. The book can also be purchased directly from the publisher: Russel Sage.

*Light refreshments provided

Sponsored by the Center for Studies of Displaced Populations and the Thomas C. Keller Seminar Series