diaCRITICS News & Events: May 07, 2018
Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora.
► Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away, New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, February 9 to May 9, 2018. Danish artist Danh Vo “dissects the public forces and private desires that define individual experience.”
► VIET STORIES: Recollections and Regenerations is an art, history, and oral history exhibition at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California from February 17, 2018 to May 28, 2018.
► Hương Ngô and Hồng-Ân Trương’s work The Opposite of Looking is Not Invisibility will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from March 18 to August 19, 2018.
■ News from the Diaspora
► Vietnamese-American community gathered to remember the fall of Saigon 43 years ago.
► Tin Nguyen: “I wanted to end it one way or another, wanted the pain to go away . . . [but] an angel came to rescue me.”
► Under the Trump anti-immigrant administration, thousands of Vietnamese immigrants are at risk of being deported.
A Vietnamese American, a former refugee, who was saved by a Taiwanese fishing vessel 40 years ago searches for his saviours to thank them.
■ News from Việt Nam
► Vietnamese immigrants in the United States who have been deported to Vietnam find in Vietnam they have “no job, no one to support [them], no house to live in.”
► The illegally discharged toxic waste into the sea by a Taiwanese-owned Formosa steel plant has destroyed marine life and left hundreds of thousands of people affected or jobless.
► Mathilde Tuyết Trần recalls her experience of April 30 and suggests it be the National Day of Solidarity and Reunification.
► Vietnamese parents and students chose Canada over the United States as their primary overseas study destination, making Canada a top-five host country for Vietnamese students.
Erik releases a new song, Chạm Đáy Nỗi Đau.
► The Korea-Vietnam Peace Foundation and other civic groups organized a hypothetical “People’s Tribunal” to demand official apologies for South Korean atrocities during the war in Vietnam.
► Anh-Minh Do opines about the Vietnamese Americans.
► Due to fear of China’s military and economic powers, Vietnam rarely speaks out against China’s imperialistic acts.