VSU Winter Week 8 General Meeeting
Hey VSU Bruins,
Come join us once again as we have our week 8 general meeting of the winter quarter! Spend some lovely time with your VSU friends before this quarter ends. The topic of this general meeting will be our annual “Where’s the love?” event! This historical program marks a relevant part in VSU’s history, coming up next monday, so come find out what its all about.
There will also be an introduction to our special collaboration in place of GM next week.
We will also be collecting money for the upcoming UVSA Winter Formal if you are attending!
Location: Boelter 5272
Time: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6-8pm
VSU at UCLA presents “WHERE IS THE LOVE? 2012”
Asian Pacific Coalition (APC), Pan Asian Queers (PAQ), Queer Alliance (QA) and the Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) Presents:
“Where is the Love? A Hate Crimes Awareness Event”
“Where is the Love?” is an annual hate crimes awareness event. The first “Where’s the Love?” was hosted in commemoration of the life of former UCLA student and VSU President Thien Minh Ly, who was murdered in a hate crime in 1996.
Every year, “Where is the Love?” is hosted to commemorate the life of Thien Minh Ly and to shed light on current issues that are contributing to an environment which makes hate crimes prevalent.
This year, “Where is the Love?” will focus on the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community and the dialogues surrounding the topic of one’s sexual orientation. We will focus on not only the intersectionality of being API and queer and how the legal system has failed to protect and support members of the LGBT community but also the stigma surrounding being openly gay in our API communities.
Join us to learn more about the current issues and to understand the connection between thoughts, words, and actions.
Learn how to recognize hate crimes and how you can be a part of the solution!
Location: Kerckhoff Grand Salon Room
Time: Monday, March 5, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
VSU Goes to UVSA Winter Formal!
Come join VSU as we rep UCLA! It is a blast every year and you’re sure to have fun! Please contact Danielle Nguyen or your favorite VSU Staff for tickets, or if you want to attend and if you can drive/ need a ride. Phone # 909-282-9418.
SEA Admit Dorm Hosts needed!
For folks on campus housing only:
Be a part of one of the most important decisions an admitted student can make…the decision to become a Bruin! Encourage admitted students to join the Bruin family. Host an admitted student in one of several overnight student-sponsored events that showcase all that UCLA has to offer. Each student-sponsored event offers unique programming and opportunities for their attendees and they want YOU to be a part of that experience.
Click on the link https://www.orl.ucla.edu/
which will take you to a host registration and information site. You will need to submit a registration/agreement online and attend a brief orientation shortly before the event. The deadline to register is Friday, March 23, 2012. We highly recommend that you print a copy of the host agreement for your records.
SEA Transfer Enrichment Day 2012 Coordinator/Volunteer Application!
Coordinator applications are due Sunday February 26 at 11:59PM
Volunteers will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
SEA CLEAR Updates
Student Debt Week of Action
VSU is supporting the USAC EVP Office in fighting student debt, come join us!
College student debt, in the United States, is estimated to be above $1 TRILLION DOLLARS! With the rising cost of tuition, students are leaving college with more and more debt than ever before.Join the USAC External Vice President’s Office and the United States Student Association as we fight rising student debt and advocate for a more affordable education!
MON.FEB 27: How much debt are YOU in?
Let Congress hear your VOICE!
TUES.FEB 28: Take Action against Student Debt
Sign the petition, make a call!
Bruinwalk 10am -2pm
WED.FEB 29: How can I manage my Debt?
Bruinwalk 10am -2pm
Student Debt Documentary Screening: “Default”
LOCATION TBA 7pm-9pm
We’ll also be selling our “Fund the UC” shirts for ONLY $5 on Bruinwalk from 10am to 2pm!
Visit: firstname.lastname@example.org or email email@example.com for more information!
UCLA Class of 2012 l International Development Studies Major l Political Science Minor
firstname.lastname@example.orgExternal Vice President l Undergraduate Students Association Council
Website: students.asucla.ucla.eduProgram Assistant l U.S. Department of State, Office of Foreign MissionsWebsite: www.state.gov/ofmThe Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC) is the officially recognized student voice of undergraduate students at UCLA to the campus administration, faculty, and outside community. It is comprised of thirteen offices and commissions and aims to serve the UCLA community through advocacy, education, and programming. Elected by the undergraduate student body, the officers and commissioners of USAC work to enrich the undergraduate experience by bringing relevant issues and programs to the student body.
USC’s Vietnamese Student Association drifts into Culture Night 2012.
Los Angeles, CA – March 4, 2012 – USC Vietnamese Student Association proudly presents its 34th annual culture night: “Adrift” (Trôi Theo Dòng Nước) in Bovard Auditorium from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In a compelling effort to celebrate Vietnamese heritage, USC VSA delivers a production that exemplifies Vietnamese culture through drama, dance, song, and commercials.
Every year, the Los Angeles County buries hundreds of unclaimed bodies. This production follows the life of Amy, a young college graduate, as she begins her job as a coroner investigator at the county morgue. As Amy explores the solitary lives of the forgotten, she is driven from her comfortable routine of reading in cafes and collecting snapshots of strangers. Through her unorthodox job, Amy is drawn closer to Vinh, an amiable and supportive co-worker who guides her through the suicide case of a Vietnamese boat refugee. These events unexpectedly force her to confront a past that she would prefer to keep forever buried.
The students at USC have put in a lot of time and effort to showcase their pride in their culture to the USC and Vietnamese community. We look forward to having you share the enriching experience that exclusively comes with the USC Vietnamese Student Association.
Admission is free to all and donations are greatly appreciated. Parking will be available on campus for $8 or the streets surrounding 37th and Vermont near Smart and Final.
USC Culture Night 2012Bovard Auditorium
Sunday, March 4, 2011
6 PM; pre-show at 5:30 PM
(Doors open at 5 PM)
Education for the Poor
Dear Prospective Participant,
I am writing on behalf of a charity organization called Education for the Poor (EFTP) whose mission is to improve the lives of the poor in Vietnam through education. One of the programs that EFTP hosts is a Summer English Program where volunteers from the US go back to Vietnam and teach English for 5 weeks. The goal is to allow the Vietnamese students to have a better grasp of English in order to apply for jobs at foreign companies that have chosen to invest in Vietnam. The program is completely free for students over there. For volunteers, food, room and board are covered. The English textbook that EFTP created to teach this program will also be provided to them. The only out-of-pocket expense to the volunteers is airfare.
EFTP would be thankful for your help in forwarding this e-mail to VNLC members or in informing them about this event. Volunteers in the past have really enjoyed the program, calling it a “life changing experience,” “enriching,” and “an incredible journey that I hope many future volunteers will have.” For those interested in learning more about EFTP and its Summer English Program, please visit www.educationforthepoor.
For any questions, please contact EFTP at email@example.com. Thank you for your time and we hope to be hearing from you.
STRENGTH: A Tribute to API Womyn
The Asian Pacific Coalition, Samahang Pilipino, and the Cultural Affairs Commission at UCLA are proud to celebrate empowered API Womyn and showcase what it truly means to be Asian/Pacific Islander, American and a woman. From February 27 to March 14, we will be showcasing an art gallery with pieces meant to honor the strong API womyn in our communities.
There will be an opening night event on MARCH 1, 7 PM in Kerckhoff Art Gallery, featuring guest speakers and performers like Terisa Siagatonu. This event is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
Location: Kerckhoff Art Gallery