Traditions are closely tied to specific environments and cultures, and emigrants are disconnected from these when they move. This program explores how diasporas preserve, transform, or amalgamate cultural practices in their new countries.


  • Floridalma Boj Lopez, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, UCLA (Tovaangar)

  • Maureen Duru, Founder, The Food Bridge

  • Katarzyna Wąsowska & Marianne Wąsowska, Artists

Moderator: Thuy Vo Dang, Assistant Professor of Information Studies, UCLA (Tovaangar)


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  • UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies

  • UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration

  • UCLA International Institute

  • UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center

  • UCLA School of Law Williams Institute

Image Credit

Floridalma Boj Lopez, "Photo of an Elder"

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