BGSU celebrating APIDA culture with presentation by author, journalist Putsata Reang

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – As part of its celebration of Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month, Bowling Green State University will hold a free, public presentation with author and journalist Putsata Reang at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, in the Multipurpose Room at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Offered by the BGSU Office of Multicultural Affairs, Reang's presentation is part of the 2024 Beyond the Dream Speaker Series and will highlight her extensive career and journey from birth in Cambodia to growing up in rural Oregon, where she and her family worked on berry farms to earn a living.

With works published in The New York Times, Politico, The Guardian, Ms., The Seattle Times and more, Reang has lived and worked in more than a dozen countries, including Afghanistan and Thailand. She is an alumna of Hedgebrook, Mineral School and Kimmel Harding Nelson residencies. She is a 2019 Jack Straw fellow. In 2005, she received an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship that took her back to Cambodia to report on landless farmers. She currently teaches memoir writing at the University of Washington School of Professional and Continuing Education.

Reang will also give a free, public presentation at BGSU Firelands at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in the Cedar Point Center on the Huron campus.

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Updated: 03/28/2024 04:26PM