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!
We recently had the opportunity to talk to Christine Chang, the founder of Cultural Splash, a program aimed at increasing interaction and understanding between refugee groups and local communities. Cultural Splash currently has chapters in Germany and Hong Kong.
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
The following is a letter written on September 4th, 1995 by Phạm Việt Mạnh to various organizations detailing the unjust treatment of the refugees at the Sungei Besi Refugee Camp in Malaysia by the local police force.