Vietnamese Community in New Orleans

For my Ethnocommunications class, we viewed a documentary called A Village Called Versailles. One of the TAs believes that this is what opened the nation to acknowledging that a Vietnamese community exists in New Orleans. Even when Hurricane Katrina occurred, this community remained voiceless from mainstream media. Sure, Anderson Cooper covered it for a bit,…

Living in the Rough

Stephen Bingcang left for El Salvador during winter break with UCLA Habitat for Humanity (H4H). He left because he wanted to help. Bingcang, a fourth-year Anthropology student, saw houses destroyed by floods and people without homes. Even though there was a language barrier, he volunteered to help build and fix these buildings. “I didn’t understand…