Hello to all who attended the Long Beach Holland Festival on September 5th, 2022 and especially to those that stopped by The Indo Project booth. It was an extremely hot day at 108 degrees fahrenheit, a new record since 1988 that was at 107!
It was nice to meet all the Indos who participated in our video interview project. We asked festival goers the question: “Why are you proud to be an Indo?” TIP is planning to share the final video soon.
We all have Indo Pride in our history.
We were excited to hear from those younger generations that are curious to learn more about their roots and looking to volunteer with us since their parents have passed. For those seeking new Indo connections and knowledge, they commented that they were happy that TIP is written in English.
For many ‘younger generation’ Indos, who have since lost their parents, it was common for them to never hear much about their roots–as many first generation elders did not want to talk about that time. We confirmed with them that it was not unusual for that to happen and that this was one shared common thread we have as being Indos.
We couldn’t do it without your interest and generosity for our non-profit organization to continue our dedication to the preservation, promotion, and celebration of Indo culture and history through education, unification and raising public awareness.