Sunny Nash Speaks at Khmer Conference Sunny Nash will deliver the keynote address and exhibit a selection of her mother’s artifacts at the Second Annual Khmer Parent Association Mother-Daughter Conference on Saturday, February 25, 2017, in Long Beach, California. Sunny Nash, former nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, is the author of Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s about life before and during the Civil Rights Movement with her partComanche maternal grandmother. Nash’s book, collected worldwide by museums, universities and libraries, is selected by the American Association of University Presses as a Book for Understanding U.S. Race Relations, and recommended by the Miami-Dade (Florida) Public Library System for Native American Collections. Nash is an advocate for cultural heritage preservation to promote family legacy succession through oral history, artifacts, historic photographic reproduction and other means. Nash has spoken nationwide to diverse audiences, including those at the Holocaust Museum, Houston; Sunny Nash Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library; Rocky Mountain Division of the American Society for Aesthetics, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and New York NAACP, Nyack Branch. Nash’s award-winning photography toured internationally with the Smithsonian Exhibition, Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photography 1840 - Present. In a diverse city like Long Beach, the Khmer Parent Association Mother-Daughter Conference will facilitate learning, connecting and sharing as one community. In collaboration with Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, 70th District; Councilmember Jeannine Pearce, 2nd District; and AOC7 Neighborhood Association, the conference will bring Long Beach mothers and daughters together to share personal experiences, family stories and cultural challenges. The morning session will be comprised of a panel discussion by five Mother-Daughter pairs from diverse backgrounds. After lunch, participants can choose two of four educational workshops. Sunny Nash will speak at 2 p.m. about the inspiration and guidance provided by her mother, Littie Nash, and sign copies of her award-winning book. Nash’s speech and exhibition highlight examples her mother set for success in a Jim Crow nation when, in the 1950s and ‘60s, only a limited number of women of any color were allowed to rise, unless, through marriage. Sharing stories of her mother’s hope, education and vitality, Nash exhibits a selection of her mother’s cultural artifacts and educational credentials, some earned 60 years ago through correspondence courses, her only route to licensure and certification due to segregation. Even in correspondence training, Nash’s mother was forced to omit gender and racial identification on applications or risk being denied admittance to training programs. Using the exhibition, Nash illustrates the value of preserving a mother’s past and suggests to audiences best practices in artifact protection, digital preservation and archival maintenance. Sunny Nash earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication, Texas A&M University; Postgraduate Media Studies Certificate, Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications, Arizona State University; Postgraduate Diploma, Instructional Technology, University of California, San Diego; and Postgraduate Digital Literacy Studies Certificate, Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Boston. Sunny Nash’s international studies include Intellectual Property Law, World Intellectual Property Organization Academy, Geneva, Switzerland; Diplomacy, Culture and Communication, United Nations; Research Methodology, Digital Preservation, Online Archival Information Systems, University of London; and Archival Data Governance, National Archives of Australia, Melbourne.
Littie Nash - Educational Credentials
Sunny Nash Khmer Parent Association Mother-Daughter Conference Appearance Sponsor - Developing Future Leaders, Keith Jerome Lilly, Founder, [email protected]
Admission: Free, Open to Public, Breakfast & Lunch provided. RSVB--No walk-ins Location: St. Mary Medical Center, Parr Health Enhancement Center, 1055 Linden Ave., Long Beach, California, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information or RSVP: Chan Hopson, 562-276-5888, E-mail: [email protected]
Sinara Sagn, 562-637-5126 E-mail: [email protected]
(English/Khmer) Martha Cota, 562-387-3254 E-mail: [email protected]