UCLA’s Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) will hold its 36th annual culture night on Monday, January 18 in Royce Hall. The culture night, See You Tomorrow, deals with mental health within the Vietnamese community. Sarah Ho serves as director and Amy Lam and Josh Tran serve as co-producers. Cultures nights are student run and produced productions,…
On May 21, the Pacific Islands Student Association at UCLA (PISA) hosted the inaugural “Polynesian Arts and Cultural Night” at the UCLA Tennis Courts from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. During this student-run event, PISA at UCLA collaborated with peers from PISA at UC Riverside, PIA at California State University, Long Beach, PIO at Azusa Pacific University, the PI Club at Long Beach Community College, and Polynesian dance group Tupulaga.
On May 9, the Association of Chinese Americans (ACA) hosted its 26th annual Chinese American Culture Night called A Skill Called Chance, which took place at Royce Hall. Each year, an issue experienced by the Chinese American community is addressed through the form of a theatrical performance by UCLA students.
For the past 29 years, UCLA’s Nikkei Student Union (NSU) has put together a cultural night commemorating Japanese culture and remembering those who were incarcerated during World War II. This years theme, Worlds Apart, explores the differences between American and Japanese cultures and the trials of assimilation faced by many Nisei.
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.