On May 10, 2018 the East Coast PYD members went to Alejandro Iñárittu’s Carne y Arena exhibit. Read about their experience.
Every year Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) students from all along the East Coast attend the annual Mid-Atlantic Vietnamese Student Association (MAUVSA) Advance Conference. This year, we had the opportunity to lead a workshop, which we titled Embracing the Southeast Identity.
Guest contributor Zhui Ning Chang explores issues like identity, diaspora, and home:
"...I am none of these things but I am a part of them, as they are a part of me. And this is the identity I have carved out for myself in this postcolonial, post-globalised world: that I am a part of everything but am none of it, at the same time."
The latest in our #fromthearchives series. This particular letter by Nguyen Thi Trung Tuyen was written to her older brother, warning him about increased surveillance and updating him about their family.
Last month, PYD had the opportunity to table at the 4th Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair at the City College of San Francisco Mission Campus. We want to thank all the people who stopped by and took the time to speak with us, and to the staff at the Howard Zinn Book Fair for having us!
In letters written to his family overseas, Vu Manh Tuan talks about his life in a refugee camp in Hong Kong, including his efforts to continue making art.
These following documents detail Huynh Van Thanh's efforts to appeal the decision to reject his claim for refugee status. In this appeal packet, there is a Letter of Introduction written by an acquaintance, a copy of the official decision, the actual appeal request itself, and a series of supporting documents (some of which are missing).
"I am not prepared to see The Seattle Times report that Tommy Le, a young, twenty-year-old, Vietnamese American man, was shot and killed by King County police without solid reason on June 14. The reported reason for shooting Tommy Le? He was allegedly carrying a knife, but in actuality, he was carrying a pen. Tommy Le was fatally shot while carrying a pen."
- Written by Do Nguyen Mai, Guest Contributor