Còn nước, còn tát: Still We Rise

The Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA is proud to present its 2011 Vietnamese Culture Night, “Still We Rise”—a tribute and commemoration to DREAM ACTivist Tâm Trần (R.I.P.). This year’s story is based on the true trials and tribulations of the Trần family, demonstrating the resilience of Vietnamese people. Following the Vietnam War, the family fled Vietnam and found refuge in Germany before settling in the United States. After more than a decade of rebuilding their lives in America, the family risks losing everything when the government threatens to deport them for being undocumented. Today, the struggle continues.

How will Tâm’s legacy be remembered and continued? Through the power of perseverance, “Still We Rise” is the story of a family fighting for a place to call home.

Tickets are available now at the CTO (Central Ticket Office)! You can get two per Bruin Card. Go go go go go. I’ve already got my ticket; it’ll be my first time to VCN here at UCLA, but I’m sure it’ll be awesome! Especially since this year’s theme hits so close to home: coming from an immigrant family, I’ve been raised on family stories of perseverance and struggle. It’s this background, and the belief that America can and should live up to its promises of success, that motivate me to support the DREAM Act. So hurry and get your tickets, and come on out to 2011’s Vietnamese Culture Night!


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