The Arkansas State Archives is hosting its fifth annual foodways symposium from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15 at Pulaski Technical College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute.

This year’s symposium, “From China’s Farmlands to Arkansas’s Delta: A History of Arkansas’s Chinese Immigrants,” will feature speakers Kevin Kim, Jeu Foon, and Marilyn Joe. There will be a cooking demonstration at the end of the day.

Teachers can earn up to four development hours through attendance. The event is free and lunch will be provided.

Registration is required and the deadline for registration is September 10. Please register at


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