The Sunday event, hosted at Wat Lao Buddharam San Diego, is for Laotians of Buddhist faith to pay alms and worship. Families act as hosts on behalf of deceased relatives by inviting friends and family members to worship with them.
“Helping the Lao community become active in the political process is very important to me as a candidate for City Council,” said Spackman. “We have been largely ignored by politicians over the years because we have been such a small voting block.”
Besides the religious observances, there will be Lao music, a farmer’s market, and the traditional roasting of sticky rice. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
“Personally, it is important to have every eligible member of the Lao community exercise his/her right to vote, so that our concerns will finally be heard. I am also anxious to have the Lao community work with other groups within the 4th district to improve our neighborhoods,”
For more information about the event, visit www.sandyspackman.org/
What: Boun Khao Chi - Lao Community Event
When: Sunday, Feb. 24th - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Wat Lao Buddharam San Diego
726 44th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
About Sandy Spackman
Sandy Spackman is a candidate for the San Diego 4th District City Council seat, which was vacated by Councilman Tony Young on January 1, 2013.
Having lived most of her life in the 4th District, Sandy Spackman is invested in the local community and identifies with the challenges that face the District.
As a community leader, Sandy has been in charge of many community events including neighborhood cleanups; a Southeast Asian Refugee Experience event, a Health Fair, and other cultural and community events.
For more information on Sandy Spackman, please visit www.sandyspackman.org.