VSU’s 37th Annual VCN: “The Things She Carries”

On January 16, 2017, the Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA presented their 37th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night, “The Things She Carries”, a drama about the overwhelming burdens that Vietnamese women carry for their families, while simultaneously being targets of misogynistic behavior. Over 130 students participated in the production of the event and tickets were sold…

Spotted: The People Behind the Pilipinx American History Month Festival

Friday, October 28, marked UCLA’s annual Pilipinx American History Month (PAHM) Festival.  The festival highlighted the different Pilipino organizations found on campus; celebrated the past and present; and featured traditional cuisine, demonstrations of dance and martial arts, and even trap music from a DJ.   Despite the amount of activities offered at the PAHM Festival, it…

David Ryu’s “Asian Coachella”: First Pacific Bridge Concert at LA City Hall Features Asian American Artists in the Spotlight

On Saturday, May 21, Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu hosted the first ever Pacific Bridge Concert at LA City Hall featuring Asian American artists, food trucks, and booths from various community organizations. Councilmember Ryu is the first Korean-American to hold a council position in Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti was also at the event.…