VSU Presents Black April Commemoration Week: How War Changes Lives

On behalf of the Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA, we invite you to attend the Black April Commemoration Week 2010, which highlights the political, cultural, historical impact of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.

The annual Black April Commemoration is a touching and empowering program that will serve as a tool to bridge the generational gap between many Vietnamese Americans and war-related immigrant families. Black April Commemoration Week 2010 aims to be as creative, engaging, educational, heart-felt and welcoming as possible.

— please see the attached fliers —

Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA presents:

Black April Commemoration Week 2010
“War Changes Lives”
4/27 – 4/30

4/27 TUESDAY
BLACK APRIL ART GALLERY
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: Meyerhoff Park (next to Kerckhoff steps)
Look forward to: live art-making as well as explore a historical timeline and artwork that sheds light on the effects of the Vietnam War on the Southeast Asian people and regions

4/28 WEDNESDAY
BLACK APRIL DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
Time: 4-7 PM
Location: Student Activities Center Basement Conference Rooms 1 & 2
Look forward to: Documentary: Hearts and Minds, Vietnamese Student Union and United Afghan Club collaboration, free food and drinks

4/29 THURSDAY
BLACK APRIL ART GALLERY
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
Location: Meyerhoff Park (next to Kerckhoff steps)
Come see and participate in live art-making as well as explore a historical timeline and artwork that sheds light on the effects of the Vietnam War on the Southeast Asian people and regions

AND

BLACK APRIL COMMEMORATION EVENT
Time: 6-9 PM, Doors open at 5:45 PM, Program starts at 6 PM
Location: Los Angeles Tennis Center Clubhouse (near Pauley Pavilion and Intramural Field)
Dress code: All black/semi-formal attire
Look forward to: Special Guest Speakers and Panelists, a video by VSU Interns, Candlelight Vigil, and free food and drinks

4/30 FRIDAY
BLACK APRIL IN ORANGE COUNTY
Time: 6-11 PM
Location:
Vietnam War Memorial:
Sid Goldstein Freedom Park, 14180 All American Way, Westminster, Ca
For rides: rsvp to vsubruins@gmail.com, Cars will be leaving UCLA at 3:30 PM

**ART CONTEST** Submit a work of art including a painting, photograph, drawing, poetry, spoken word piece, short story, or any other art-related material that relates to the theme: “War Changes Lives” by contacting Van Huynh at vanthuynh@gmail.com before April 29th. All pieces of art will be displayed at the Black April Commemoration event and entered in the contest to win a $50 prize.

To volunteer for any of the events: contact Dieu Huynh at dieuhhuynh@gmail.com.

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