2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Winter Week 7 Updates and Announcements

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Happy Week 7!

Tired of seeing Jesse Cao every other Wednesday facilitating GMs? Fear not, VSU’s very own interns will take charge of this week’s GM for a refreshing change, and we’d love to see you all there this week! Don’t forget to check out the other events going on for Week 7!


VSU Week 7 GM: Interns Takeover

Where: Rolfe 3126 (Behind Royce Hall)

When: Wednesday, February 20th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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For this week’s GM, we’re doing something a little different. Jesse unfortunately cannot make the GM for this week because he’s come down with a bad case of “doesn’t want to”. So the interns are gonna be picking up the slack for this one. And we’ve got quite a treat for the all of you. This week we’re going to be thinking about interpersonal relationships. Interested in meeting new faces? Interested in remembering the old ones? Then come on over to VSU’s week 7 GM. It’ll be worth it.

It’s gonna be in Rolfe 3126 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.

INTERN GM 2013. GET HYPE.


UVSA Winter Formal: Sail into the Night

Where: MUZEO Museum, Anaheim (rides will be provided if needed)

When: Saturday, March 9th, 7:00PM – 11:00PM (doors open at 6:30)

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Do you miss dressing up to go to your high school dances? Or just dressing up in general? Forget clubbing! Come out and join the rest of the college students in UVSA for our annual Winter Formal and dance the night away! This year’s theme is NAUTICAL! Aside from Tet Festival, Winter Formal is the next biggest event that ICC’s plan for you all! Bring a date or just come with your friends. Experience one of the best events this year and mingle mingle mingle! BRUINS, ROLL OUT! It’s a night you don’t want to miss!

Dress: Formal!
Cost: (Contact Teri Nguyen – teriinguy3n@gmail.com if you are interested)
First 30 people:
Early price of $45 (single), $80 (couple)

***IMPORTANT*** Pay Teri in full by FEBRUARY 24TH in order to receive a ticket!


VCN After Party This event has been canceled.

We regret to inform you all that the clubbing event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconveniences. Be sure to contact the individual who sold you the ticket and he/she will refund your money. Thank you.


SEA CLEAR Banh Mi and Boba Sale

Where: Student Activities Center

When: Wednesday, February 20th, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

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Can’t decide what to get for lunch? SEA CLEAR has the ANSWER!!! BANH MI AND BOBA!!!!

COME SUPPORT SEA CLEAR IN THEIR BANH MI SALE!!

A full stomach is a happy stomach. What better way to fill your stomach then with Banh mi and Boba. Mmmmmmmm.

See you there!

2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Winter Week 6 Updates and Announcements

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Happy Week 6!

Stressing over those midterms? Don’t sweat it! SEA CLEAR and HOPE have some great events this week, so be sure to check them out and relieve all that stress!


SEA CLEAR Wellness Workshop #2: SEAing You Crystal CLEAR

Where: Royce Hall 150

When: Tuesday, February 12th, 6:00PM – 7:30PM

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Have you ever wondered why all of sudden friends become distanced and you don’t really know how to approach them? Have you ever been troubled with conflict resolution with your relationships with peers, partners, roommates, apartment mates, or high school friends back home? Then come check out our wellness workshop THIS TUESDAY @ 6PM !! See you there! :D

Refreshments will be provided!


SEA CLEAR Banh Mi and Boba Sale

Where: Student Activities Center

When: Wednesday, February 13th, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

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BBAAAANNHHHHH MMMMIIIIIIIII! BOOOOOBBAAAAAA! AAAHHHHHHHHH!

Hello everyone! That’s right! SEA CLEAR is selling BANH MI & BOBA! Take a break from all those midterms/papers and get some BANH MI & BOBA!

Valentine’s Day is the following day SO for all you love-birds (or not), swing by and buy some for your special someone! Or for your favorite peer counselor [DORA VANG] !! :)

BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!


SEA CLEAR Mentorship Event: Family Board Game Blow Up Night

Where: Student Activities Center (SAC) Basement 2

When: Friday, February 15th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

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Let the games continue!!! SEA CLEAR Mentorship is blowing up board games to lifesize and have families compete against each other. Why are we blowing up board game to a bigger size? Because BIGGER IS BETTER!!!


HOPE Goes Skating

Where: Culver City Skating Rink

When: Friday, February 15th, 8:00PM –10:30PM

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Hi everyone, HOPE you all are doing well and acing those midterms like boss!

The Higher Opportunity Program for Education, HOPE, would like to invite you all to our ice skating fundraising social!!

It would be great to see you all come and have a good time! It’s open to all people: students, friends, whoever would like to skate! Ticket prices are $13!

Culver City Skating Rink
4545 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230


UVSA Winter Formal: Sail into the Night

Where: MUZEO Museum, Anaheim (rides will be provided if needed)

When: Saturday, March 9th, 7:00PM – 11:00PM (doors open at 6:30)

Facebook: Click!

Do you miss dressing up to go to your high school dances? Or just dressing up in general? Forget clubbing! Come out and join the rest of the college students in UVSA for our annual Winter Formal and dance the night away! This year’s theme is NAUTICAL! Aside from Tet Festival, Winter Formal is the next biggest event that ICC’s plan for you all! Bring a date or just come with your friends. Experience one of the best events this year and mingle mingle mingle! BRUINS, ROLL OUT! It’s a night you don’t want to miss!

Dress: Formal!
Cost: (Contact Teri Nguyen – teriinguy3n@gmail.com if you are interested)
First 30 people:
Early price of $45 (single), $80 (couple)


Asian Pacifc American Legal Center (APALC) Now Recruiting Canvassing Volunteers

CANVASS!

What? Why?

  1. Canvass (or door knock) in Chinatown to encourage Asian Americans to vote!
  2. Give back by educating people on the voting process and voting rights.
  3. By being informed voters, the AA & NHPI community will be empowered voters.

Requirements:

  1. No experience needed! We will provide a brief training.
  2. Must be able to travel to Chinatown in Los Angeles.
  3. Must be bilingual in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or Khmer.
  4. Get paid! You will receive a $30 stipend for each shift.
  5. Choose from four days: 2/23, 2/24, 3/2 or 3/3 from 10am to 2pm.

Interested?

Fill out this application form online: http://tinyurl.com/APALCcanvass
Questions? Contact Nathanel Lowe at (213) 241-0213 or nlowe@apalc.org

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2012-2013 Email Updates

VSU Press Release: In Response to Exclusion of Vietnamese LGBT Orgs from Tet Parade

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For Immediate Release

Dear community members and beyond,

We have become aware of the recent exclusion of the Partnership of Vietnamese Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (Vietnamese LGBT) Organizations from marching in this year’s Tet Parade. As the official voice of all Vietnamese students at UCLA, the Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) represents and advocates for the entire Vietnamese American community on and off campus. With this said, we will not sit idly by when our peers and members of our family are being discriminated against.

As with the Vietnamese LGBTQ community, the Vietnamese religious community consists of many personalities and opinions (from those of hatred and fear to those of rationality and love). Regardless, they are both still a part of the same community, the Vietnamese American community. It is this community that has welcomed both groups in the parade for the past 3 years. It should remain that way. However, due to a shift in power between the former and new Tet parade organizers and various discriminatory factors*, the Vietnamese LGBT group was excluded in this year’s parade. This action goes against our organization’s vision of advocating for the entire Vietnamese community.

As evidenced, our most recent program, the Vietnamese Culture Night (VCN), brought about this exact issue to an audience of 1,800 people. Held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, VCN opened the minds and hearts of a majority Vietnamese American audience to the Vietnamese LGBTQ community. VCN was performed on a day that reminds us all what it means to show compassion and tolerance towards one another. On this day, one man’s dream shook a nation towards acceptance. However, we can see that his dream is only partially fulfilled.

With Martin Luther King Jr. in mind, we are calling out to all members of the Vietnamese American community to motivate a new dialogue filled with tolerance, acceptance, and love. Below are action items that we will take part in to promote a new wave to tolerance. Please, join us in this cause.

Tet Festival** February 9th, 2013 information:
Garden Grove Park
9301 Westminster Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92842
“Our [Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations] booth facilitates direct dialogue with community members at an even larger Vietnamese American Lunar New Year celebration: the United Vietnamese Student Association (UVSA) Tet Festival. Over three days, over 60,000 people join in games, booths, and shows at this event. Please join us at our Booth #SW 38 in Garden Grove Park: http://www.tetfestival.org/”

*Videos pertaining to this event:
Partnership of Vietnamese LGBTQ Organizations Press Release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1bOxMkMpyfI#!
Meeting with Vietnamese LGBT and Tet parade organizers part 1 of 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuMH_FcM0po
Articles pertaining to this event:

http://www.ocregister.com/news/group-492932-parade-lgbt.html

http://www.ocregister.com/news/parade-479125-vietnamese-gay.html

http://www.ocregister.com/news/parade-479063-vietnamese-group.html

http://www.ocregister.com/video/?videoId=2142942858001&play=now

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/lgbt-group-tet-parade.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ff-0205-lgbt-parade-20130205,0,7256001.story

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/02/local/la-me-tet-lgbt-20130202

**The Tet Festival and Parade are organized by two separate entities. The festival is organized by UVSA, an organization that is in support of the Vietnamese LGBT community.

Tet Parade February 10th, 2013 information:
Phuoc Loc Tho (Asian Garden Mall)
9200 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, CA
Meet at 8:30 am at the Phuoc Loc Tho statues, across from the stage. Vietnamese LGBT and allies are welcome (and encouraged) to march with the UVSA contingent wearing colorful clothes. However, the clothes will have to be appropriate i.e. colorful button ups and slacks.

If you can attend any of these events please fill out this form ASAP:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ES_OpxdsNgTIJnXu1XONyOIF5c-xLvy2mjhtIlOCs4M/viewform

Further comments, questions, or concerns can be directed to John Le at johnle1291@gmail.com OR (818) 571-2745.

Sincerely,

Roman Nguyen
President

Uyen Hoang
External Vice President

John Le
VCN Director