Showing posts from January 8, 2012

Tet Celebration from The Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco

For the last 12 years,  the Vietnamese Consulate in SF has been organizing  eleborate Tet celebration receptions for their guests and staff.   It is usually a well-attended event with live music, open bar and traditional Vietnamese New Year's food.

For the first few years, there were a number of anti-communist demonstrations but nowaday, nobody seems to mind any more.  People of all ages come and have a  great time to bring in the Lunar New Year at the expense of the consulate.  It has become part of the cultural norm of Little Saigon in the Bay Area

2012 Fellowship for Journalists Writing about Immigrant Women

Women on the Move”How to report on the intersection of immigration and gender

Women are now the majority of immigrants, not just in the United States, but worldwide. Learn more about how immigrant women are integrating into the diverse communities where they live throughout the U.S., how the current immigration laws enacted by various states affect women, and why immigration is a feminist issue.

New America Media’s 2012 Fellowship for Journalists Writing About Immigrant Women

When: April 19-20, 2012 (Thu & Fri)

Where: Institute for Women’s Policy Research
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036

Who: 10 Fellowships Available, five journalists from the ethnic media sector in the U.S. and five from mainstream media outlets in the U.S. Open to bloggers and online journalists.

New America Media is offering a fellowship program covering immigrant women’s issues for journalists within the United States, with funding support from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

This fellowship will b…

Vietnamese-American Armed Forces Association Celebration Event in San Jose, Jan. 20


Tet Greetings from SF Mayor


Happy and Prosperous Year of The Dragon

There are a number of Tet events in the Bay Area.  The first one will be in SF on Sunday, Jan. 15.    Happy New Year everyone and enjoy a wonderful and prosperous new year. 

Tam Truong Running For San Jose City Council

San Jose Mercury broke the news recently that Tam Truong, 30,  is planning to run against the incumbent Kansen Chu for D4 council seat with Mayor Chuck Reed's blessing.

This is a district where Vietnamese-Americans make up about 25% of the registered voters.   It is a surprise to many people in Little Saigon since Tam Truong is unknown in the community.    Nevertheless,  it is good news for Little Saigon to see new young faces who are interested in political office. These candidates, whether they win or lose, are the upcoming leaders of the community. So it is nice to see them taking on the political challenge and make a name for themselves.

The first sighting of Tam Truong at a Vietnamese community function was in early October 2011.   It was an event for Vietnamese veterans held at Dynasty restaurant.  He was accompanying Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen and was introduced as a SJPD detective.  Some people in the crowd though…