Minnesota Chapter Report

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Saturday, 1 September, 2007
Ann Aurelius, Corrine Pearson and Dixie Riley at planting ceremony of "pohutukawa" or NZ Christmas tree.

PPSEAWA Minnesota has 11 members. Most of our members are active with Southeast Asian and Pacific Island peoples and events in our community.

Several of our members attended the dedication of the Spirit of Peace sculpture and our own Peace Pole at the Lynndale Park Peace Garden in Minneapolis. The Sprit of Peace sculpture represents the story of Sadako and the thousand cranes. The Minnesota chapter's Peace Pole was originally placed in the Peace Garden established by us at the Minnesota Cambodian Association. When the MCA moved, we looked for a suitable place for the pole. It now has a prominent place in the park by the Japanese bridge and will be seen by many people throughout the years.

This year we are celebrating 17 years since our chapter was founded. This was the 6th International Conference our members attended and we were honored to be there.

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