An Evening with Hong-My Basrai, author of Behind the Red Curtain, A Memoir
- Civil Rights Institute, 3933 Mission Inn Avenue, Ste. 102, Riverside, 92501
- 2023-03-23 18:30:00
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Inlandia Institute and the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California are pleased to announce a very special evening with Hong-My Basrai, author of Behind the Red Curtain, A Memoir. Please join us at the Bank of America Diversity Center at the Civil Rights Institute at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 23, to hear Hong-My’s story of living in fallen Saigon under communism, and how she and her family survived following the end of the Vietnam War.
The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Books will be available for sale and signing, and refreshments will be served.
The Bank of America Diversity Center at the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California is located at 3933 Mission Inn Ave., Ste. 102, in downtown Riverside.
Born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, Hong-My Basrai (née Lê Thị) is fluent in Vietnamese and French. From a very young age, Hong-My has demonstrated a propensity for literature and love of languages. Transplanted at age twenty-two to Southern California, she picked up English and improvised upon the borrowed language to make it her own. She holds a Chemical Engineering degree and some degrees of self-taught English.
Hong-My is the author of Behind the Red Curtain (Los Nietos Press, 2020), a memoir about her seven years living inside fallen Saigon under communism. Her writings can be found at Eastlit Literary Journal, 2011 Writing from Inlandia Anthology, East Jasmine Review, Invisible Memoirs “Lionhearted.” She is a member of the Writers’ Club of Whittier, and an Executive Board Member of the Inlandia Institutes of the Arts, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize, support, and expand literary activity in the Inland Empire. She also serves on the Board of The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization to engage and empower Vietnamese American for a just and diverse America.