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…

Screencrap from the AJ+ video.

AJ+ Video Draws Connections Between Boat People, Past and Present

On Oct. 1, AJ+ published a video featuring Vietnamese refugees sharing their experiences as boat people. In the second half of the video, Vietnamese refugees make remarks on the present-day Syrian refugee crisis, voicing their solidarity with the Syrian refugees. Vietnamese refugees in AJ+’s “I Was A Boat Person: Vietnamese Refugees Look Back” express the…