|Houston, Texas - The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) presents Raymond Chong, P.E., PTOE, PTP, a writer, poet, and filmmaker, as the Distinguished Speaker Series in November. |
Chong began a creative journey to document his family’s heritage in China. After several visits to research and reconnect his roots, he discovered a family that extended over multiple generations. Chong captures his family’s legacy in a collection of poems and film that tells the story of Gim Suey Chong, his father, a sojourner from China.
The evening program includes a world premiere film of “Gim Suey Chong and The Far East Café,” produced by Raymond and Michael Chong. Also, the launch of his book of poems, “Plum Blossom Love Poetry- Between Dragon Village and Gold Mountain,” that features the water colors of local artist, Lilibeth Andre.
The APAHA Distinguished Speaker Series with Raymond Chong is on November 18th, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., at the Kim Son Restaurant, at 10603 Bellaire Boulevard. Tickets are $15 for APAHA members and $25 for nonmembers. Table sponsorships are available for $200. Dinner is included. RSVP by November 17th at RSVP@apaha.org, or contact Alma Duldulao-Ybarra, at 713-784-1112.
APAHA’s is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the Asian/Pacific American culture, heritage through education, awareness and accomplishments.