VASC Conference 2000

The 6th annual Vietnamese American Student Conference will be held on Saturday, May 6 in the UCI Student Center. This year's theme is "Emerging from the past to speak of our present." The one-day conference seeks to address issues concerning Vietnamese Americans in the United States through a number of presentations and interactive workshops led by community leaders, faculty, and students Workshops planned include: coalition building, "breaking the silence": Vietnamese American queers, Vietnamese in performance arts, Vietnamese identity, portrayal of Vietnamese Americans in the media, Anti-hate crimes: remembering Thien Minh Ly, bridge building between generations, and tobacco awareness.

The conference is sponsored by the Vietnamese American Coalition at UCI (VAC), whose purpose is to promote active involvement and to voice issues pertaining to the Vietnamese American community, as well as addressing social and political concerns relevant to Vietnam.

Registration fee is $3.00 for students and $5.00 for non-students. Lunch and entertainment are included. Parking is available for $4.00 at the parking structure on Pereira Drive. For more information contact Anh Tran, 714/423-8791 or Thao Nguyen, 714/423-8426;;