A Portrait of Vietnamese in America: Demographics, Culture, and Politics” is the topic for the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series on May 14 at the Switzer Library.

The Language Mapper is an interactive tool developed by the U.S. Census Bureau that shows languages spoken in the country. About 1.2 million people, age 5 or older, speak Vietnamese at home.

The library’s Lecture Series in May celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. The free programs are 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

For May 14, Anh T. Nguyen, Data Dissemination Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau/Atlanta Region, will address a range of issues related to the Vietnamese American community, including history, politics, immigration, demographics and the legacy of the Vietnam War. More than a data specialist, he has extensive experience in forming regional and national partnerships with several Asian American organizations and communities.

Upcoming Wednesday Evening Lectures at the library in Marietta also include:

For more information on the Lecture Series, please call (770) 528-2320.

Wednesday Lecture Series: A Portrait of Vietnamese in America
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