From current political leaders and entertainers to the popularity of hot yoga and curry food trucks, the Indian American influence on our country can be seen everywhere.
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, developed in created in collaboration with the Smithsonian's Asian Pacific American Center, explores the surprisingly long history of Indian immigration to the U.S. and the community's political, professional, and cultural contributions to our society. From struggles for civil rights to today's leaders in medicine, science and technology, Beyond Bollywood documents the heritage, diverse contributions and daily experiences of Indian immigrants and their descendants.
Featuring a traveling trunk with typical Indian American possessions, a musical audio station, display thalis (plates) and wall-hung panels, Beyond Bollywood explores the tapestry of Indian American contributions in the U.S.
The national tour opening slot from May 2 to June 12, 2015 is currently available and includes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May. Bring this inspirational American story to your community by hosting Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation.
For more info contact Ed Liskey, 202-633-3142
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