Association of Hmong Students’ last culture night was four years ago because they chose to devote their time and energy on high school outreaches. This year, AHS decided to do both a high school outreach program and a culture night. Each member of the Culture Night (CN) invested hours of practicing dances, creating props, and rehearsing lines to make this happen.
On April 9, the 7th annual Southeast Asian Admit Weekend (SAW) began. Each year UCLA Community Programs Office’s retention projects such as Southeast Asian Campus Learning And Retention (SEACLEAR) and MEChA Calmecac invite admitted students from all over the world to come to UCLA for the weekend and learn about UCLA and their identity.
On March 8th, the United Khmer Students conducted their 18th annual culture night “Thoun Chey and the Golden Fish” at Schoenberg Music Hall, 6:30pm-8:30pm. The night was directed by Samantha Hangsan and produced by Lisa Chat. “Thoun Chey and the Golden Fish” is a combination of two popular Khmer folktales: “Thoun Chey” and “Moronak Meada.”…
Who knew that there was so much to know about culture?
Culture that is so deeply rooted within its own community,
It aspires me to write about my own life adventure.
I write what it is to be Hmong, what it is to be me.
On Monday Jan. 19, Royce Hall hosted Vietnamese Student Union’s Culture Night called “Fight to Keep” to a sold-out audience. In remembrance of the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, this cultural production followed a family’s journey through separation and the destruction of their home.