Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunny Nash Honored by the California Senate



Senator Ricardo Lara 33rd District State of California

Senator Ricardo Lara
33rd District
State of California Senate
Senator Ricardo Lara, 33rd District, State of California Senate, honored Sunny Nash for her dedication to building strong families throughout the City of Long Beach; and outstanding contribution to the 2nd Annual Khmer Parent Association Mother and Daughter Conference to empower women. Nash was presented the award at the conference, where she delivered the Keynote Speech and exhibited cultural artifacts preserved from her mother's archive. 

Long Beach, known as the Cambodian capital of the U.S., is home to the largest Khmer community in the world, outside the Southeast Asian nation, Cambodia.



Sunny Nash Author-Journalist

Sunny Nash
Author-Journalist
"This opportunity allowed me to share my mother's lessons and display some of the educational credentials she earned during the Jim Crow era when few women of any color were accepted into certain types of professional programs and institutions of higher education," Nash said. "It was because of her and others like her that I am able to stand before audiences today and say, you can do it, too."

Mothers and grandmothers help us form significant impressions, not only about our own culture, but also about the culture we share with others, Sunny Nash said.


Academic Credentials of Littie Nash, Mother of Sunny Nash
Exhibition of Artifacts from the Archive of
Littie Nash, 
Mother of Sunny Nash
"I was delighted to accept conference organizer, Chan Hopson's, challenge to speak to the multi-cultural audience," said Nash, former nationally syndicated newspaper columnist for Hearst and Knight-Ridder. 

"When a person is asked to speak on a topic, it gives the person  a chance to develop deeper appreciation for the subject," Nash said. "But I am not sure how it is possible for me to appreciate my mother more than I already do for encouraging me throughout my life and career, and lighting my path through her own persistence."

Sunny Nash earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication, Texas A&M University; Postgraduate Media Studies Certificate, Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications, Arizona State University; Postgraduate Diploma, Instructional Technology, University of California, San Diego; and Postgraduate Digital Literacy Studies Certificate, Simmons College, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Boston. Sunny Nash’s international studies include Intellectual Property Law, World Intellectual Property Organization Academy, Geneva, Switzerland; Diplomacy, Culture and Communication, United Nations; Research Methodology, and Digital Preservation, Archival Information Systems, University of London; and Archival Data, National Archives of Australia, Melbourne.


Bigmama Didn’t Shop  At Woolworth’s by Sunny Nash

Bigmama Didn’t Shop
At Woolworth’s
"I am always proud to talk about my mother, show off her achievements and share with others how she inspired me to go farther than I ever thought I would," said Nash, author of Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s about life during the Civil Rights Movement with her part-Comanche maternal grandmother, a legacy to all of her ancestors. Nash’s book--collected worldwide by museums, universities and libraries--is selected by the American Association of University Presses as a Book for Understanding U.S. Race Relations, and recommended by the Miami-Dade (Florida) Public Library System as a Book for Native American Collections.  



Certificate of Recognition
State of California Senate
"The Khmer Parent Association Mother and Daughter Conference gave me a chance to talk about my mother," Nash said. "That occasion was made special by all those eager faces in the audience learning about this incredible woman who was so important to my development as a professional woman and human being. And for talking about one of my favorite and most beloved subjects, my mother, I was awarded this State of California Senate Citation of Recognition by Senator Ricardo Lara."

Representing Southeast Los Angeles County, California State Senator Ricardo Lara is one of the most influential members of the California Senate. He chairs the Appropriations Committee, and serves on numerous other committees--Energy, Utilities and Communications, Governance and Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, and Governmental Organization. Senator Lara was presented a Harvey Milk Champion of Change Award by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House in 2013.  A graduate of San Diego State University in Journalism, Spanish and Chicano Studies, Senator Ricardo Lara chairs of the California Latino Legislative Caucus


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Sunny Nash Author of Bigmama Didn’t Shop  At Woolworth’s
Sunny Nash
Author-Journalist
    Bigmama Didn’t Shop  At Woolworth’s  Sunny Nash

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Sunny Nash, former nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, is the author of a nonfiction book about life before and during the Civil Rights Movement with her part-Comanche grandmother, Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s, selected by the American Association of University Presses as a Book for Understanding U.S. Race Relations, and recommended by the Miami-Dade (Florida) Public Library System for Native American Collections.

Sunny Nash is an award winning writer and three-time winner of Arts Council for Long Beach Professional Artist Fellowship Awards: 2003, 2009 and 2014-15. Her most recent Arts Council for Long Beach award is a 2016-17 grant for cultural heritage preservation programs, How a Child Build Legacy, designed to encourage young students to prepare archives of their accomplishments and plan for their future achievements.

Sunny Nash earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication, Texas A&M University; Postgraduate Media Studies Certificate, Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications, Arizona State University; Postgraduate Diploma, Instructional Technology, University of California, San Diego; Constitution Studies, James Madison’s Montpelier Center for the Constitution; and Postgraduate Digital Literacy Certificate, Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Boston. Sunny Nash’s international studies include Intellectual Property Law, World Intellectual Property Organization Academy, Geneva, Switzerland; Diplomacy, Culture and Communication, United Nations; Research Methodology, Digital Preservation, Online Archival Information Systems, University of London; and Archival Data Governance, National Archives of Australia, Melbourne. 


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~Thank You~

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