diaCRITICS News & Events: May 7, 2018

diaCRITICS News & Events: May 07, 2018

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora.


■ Events


Danh Vo's Take My Breathe AwayDanh 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.”


VAOHP - Viet StoriesVIET 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.


Opposite of LookingHương 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


Observance for the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon► Vietnamese-American community gathered  to remember the fall of Saigon 43 years ago.


Tin NguyenTin Nguyen: “I wanted to end it one way or another, wanted the pain to go away . . . [but] an angel came to rescue me.”


Protesting Trump anti-immigrant policies► Under the Trump anti-immigrant  administration, thousands of Vietnamese immigrants are at risk of being deported.


Refugee and his rescuer
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 deporteesVietnamese 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.”


Vietnamese fishermenThe 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.


Street vendor► With no other option, thousands of families make their living as street vendors, but Hanoi and Saigon’s cleanup campaigns are forcing them off of sidewalks.


Lung Cu flagpoleMathilde Tuyết Trần recalls her experience of April 30 and suggests it be the National Day of Solidarity and Reunification.


Vietnam and Canada flagsVietnamese 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.


■ Other


Korea-Vietnam panel► 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.


Who is the Vietnamese AmericaAnh-Minh Do opines about the Vietnamese Americans.


Anti-China protester► Due to fear of China’s military and economic powers, Vietnam rarely speaks out against China’s imperialistic acts.


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