Lao Cuisine in the Appalachian Foothills
The Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, in coordination with the other Duke-UNC Area Studies Centers and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is delighted to offer a variety of programming for teachers to recognize International Education Week 2021, with the theme "Food, Water, and Sustainability around the World--and at Home!"
On Saturday, November 20, the Carolina Asia Center is pleased to sponsor a continuing education session at Pho Lao in Morganton, North Carolina (Burke County). Ms. Dara Phrakousonh will speak about Laotian food culture, the Lao community here in North Carolina and which crops and foods from Laos have been easy to adapt to the North Carolina physical and cultural landscape. The learning experience will also include food tasting--so please be sure to flag for us any food allergies or dietary concerns you have!
When? Saturday, November 20, 2021, 12 noon to 2pm
Where? Pho Lao Restaurant, 1239 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655 (the event will be indoors, but in a private room)
Why? Free professional development for K-12 teachers, with CEUs provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
For any questions, please be in touch with the associate director of the CAC, Dr. Kevin Fogg, at
If you are interested in attending this event, please register with the form below. PLEASE NOTE: space is limited, and your registration is not finalized until you receive an email from Dr. Fogg.
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In what district (or private institution) do you teach?
In what school do you teach?
What level of school do you teach?
What subject do you teach?
Do you have any dietary restrictions or concerns?
As this is an event sponsored by a UNC-Chapel Hill unit, do you agree to adhere to the university's policy of keeping a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times when not actively eating or drinking? (Ticking "Yes" will signal your compliance, and we thank you for your understanding!)
If there is another registrant from your district, are you interested in being put in touch for carpooling?
Remember, your registration is not confirmed until you receive an email from Dr. Fogg. We hope we can accommodate all those who are interested, and we look forward to seeing you in Morganton!
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