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Long Beach Cambodian residents come out in support of proposed cultural center

A newly proposed Cambodian American Cultural Center received support from local residents at Tuesday night’s Long Beach City Council meeting as council members agreed to take the next step toward making that center a reality.

Council members voted to take the next steps toward creating the new cultural center, directing city staff to create a vision and feasibility plan, which includes finding a potential location, the city’s agenda reads.

“Given how arts and culture were almost completely lost during the genocide, it’s been so important to many of our Cambodian eldest that arts, culture and history is not lost, but that it’s not only celebrated and promoted, but preserved,” said Councilwoman Suely Saro at the meeting.

The new cultural center will celebrate and preserve Cambodian history, art and culture, following in line with other cultural centers in the city like the Museum of Latin American Art, the Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center and the Homeland Cultural Arts Center.

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