May 29th, 2021 | 30 mins 29 secs
aapi, american, asian, culture, education, environmental humanities, humanities, mountains, pacific islanders, stories
This summer and fall we'll be collaborating with Dr. Xiumei Pu to share stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Salt Lake Valley. Mountains and Stories is a community-building endeavor among diverse Asian and Pacific Islander refugee and immigrant families living in Salt Lake Valley. Anchored in the theme of mountains, the project consists of a twelve-part podcast and a documentary, a storytelling-conversation cultural event (June 26, 2021), and a group hike in the Wasatch Mountains (October 23, 2021). It is our hope that these efforts will amplify the environmental voices of Asian and Pacific Islander refugee and immigrant communities, and spark more public interest in thinking about the connection between culture, identity, and the natural environment. In this episode, Dr. Pu introduces talks more about this project.