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From Vietnam to Charlotte: Dan Nguyen talks pho and life in North Carolina

An “Dan” Nguyen owns Lang Van, a Vietnamese restaurant in the Shamrock neighborhood of Charlotte. Ms. Nguyen is from Saigon, Vietnam and arrived in Charlotte in 1999. Listen to her story of setting out on foot to find work in a restaurant and her path to eventual ownership of that restaurant.

ATL’s Buford Highway Ideas Fair, Nov. 28

On Tuesday, November 28, students from Georgia Tech’s Generator Workshop will set up in an empty storefront on Buford Highway to host an Ideas Fair, a one-night open house showcasing creative and workable concepts for Buford Highway designed to preserve and promote the corridor’s cultural diversity.

Altar Call by Maria Godoy

To close the 2017 SFA symposium Maria Godoy, a senior editor with NPR’s Science Desk and the host of The Salt, asked: What did we learn? What burden will we shoulder together?

The Feast of St. Mary

In sharing stories of panaderia at the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium, Lisa Donovan reflects on her Mexican grandmother and how those places influence her understanding of identity.