Tuesday, August 31

SPECIAL GULF COAST EDITION OF OKRACAST: DAVID PHAM


David Pham by Ashley Hall.

This summer, Ashley Hall, SFA member and freelance writer, embarked on a journey to collect stories relating to the effects of the Gulf oil spill. She traveled the coast from Biloxi, MS, to Apalachicola, FL, as a field correspondent for Gravy, the SFA foodletter, revisiting oral history subjects whenever possible. She collected some new voices, too--voices like David Pham's.

David Pham is a counselor at Boat People SOS, an organization in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, that specializes in support services for southeast Asian immigrants, many of whom work in the seafood industry. This short interview is a wonderful example of the hurdles an immigrant community faces in a time of crisis.

We will be featuring all of Ashley’s Gulf Coast interviews on OKRACAST, so check back each week for new installments.

Grab some headphones and go!