A unanimous vote from the council approved a request from Councilwoman Suely Saro for the city to begin a feasibility and vision process for a potential center that could showcase the culture, art and history of the city’s Cambodian population.
នៅទសវត្សឆ្នាំ 1970 លោក Lay បង្កើតមូលដ្ឋានសម្រាប់ប្រជាជនខ្មែរដែលស្វែងរកសេវាគាំទ្រសង្គម ស្ថាប័នសាសនា និងកម្មវិធីសិក្សាដែលអនុញ្ញាតឱ្យជនភៀសខ្លួនសម្របខ្លួនក្នុងការរស់នៅក្នុងសហគមន៍នៅក្នុងទីក្រុង Long Beach
In the 1970s, Lay laid the groundwork in Long Beach for Cambodians seeking social support services, religious institutions and educational curricula that allowed refugees to better assimilate.
More than 100 people commemorated the anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975. Genocide survivors retold their stories and offered moments of prayer to honor those who were killed by the Khmer Rouge regime.
Long Beach Cambodians are now looking to 2020 for better representation in the City Council and the Census.