Shanina Ross

LEARN, MOVE, AND CHANGE

The experiences of Cath Turner as one of the children from Operation Babylift. I don’t often see my dad get emotional, but I am glad we watched this together. 

debbipete:

Robert Stinnett Oakland Tribune04/12/75 gelatin silver print 8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
Handwritten on the back of the photo, “Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX.” Photo shows the interior of the plane with Vietnamese children, who appear to be all under the age of 1, sleeping in cardboard boxes. The boxes are stapped into the seats. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways.
(H99.1.60 | OMCA COLLECTIONS)

debbipete:

Robert Stinnett
Oakland Tribune
04/12/75 
gelatin silver print
8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE

Handwritten on the back of the photo, “Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX.” Photo shows the interior of the plane with Vietnamese children, who appear to be all under the age of 1, sleeping in cardboard boxes. The boxes are stapped into the seats. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways.

(H99.1.60 | OMCA COLLECTIONS)

little saigon do.: **** Please forward widely ******* Today, we were informed by trusted...

narindaism:

surnameviet:

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Today, we were informed by trusted sources in city political leadership that the Tet Parade Committee intends to exclude the Partnership of Viet LGBT Organizations from the parade this year. We are scheduled to meet with the President of the Tet Parade Committee, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Nghia on Monday at 11am. However, he has continued to delay speaking with our lawyer, Luan Tran Esq., today. We believe that he may continue to delay or outright exclude us. 

*WE WILL NOT TOLERATE USE OF TAX-PAYER DOLLARS AND VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY TRUST AND DONATIONS TO PROMOTE DISCRIMINATORY PUBLIC EVENTS.

*WE DEMAND THAT THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER INVESTIGATE THE TET PARADE COMMITTEE’S VIOLATION OF OUR CIVIL RIGHTS AS LGBT COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

*WE DEMAND THAT THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER UPHOLD ITS DECISIONS IN 2010, 2011, AND 2012 TO ALLOW LGBTS IN THE TET PARADE.

*WE CALL UPON COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD TO THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER AND THE TET PARADE COMMITTEE.

Join us for a demonstration at Mr. Nghia’s office at 3pm until dusk, Mon Feb 4:
Dispersed on the sidewalk in front of 
14550 Magnolia St
Westminster, CA 92683

SUGGESTED BANNERS:
1) Truyền thóng Việt Nam là bao dung (Vietnamese tradition is tolerance)
2) Quyền đồng tính là nhân quyền (Gay rights are human rights)
3) Chúng tôi là những người con Việt Nam (We are children of Vietnam and Vietnamese children)
4) Where’s my parade?
5) Viet Pride (in rainbow colors)

OTHER WAYS SUPPORT:
1) Send Letters to Westminster City Council on your behalf, your organization, or your church congregation. (Template to follow)
2) Call and leave messages at the Tet Parade Committee President’s office: Mr. Nguyen Xuan Nghia, (714) 423-8888, tetparade2013@gmail.com, lsnxn2007@aol.com
3) Join us for Tet Parade participation on the sidelines (Specific signs to follow)
4) Join us for Tet booth at UVSA Tet Festival
5) Spread news to other media, progressive legal organizations, and elected officials 

Contact:
Natalie Newton (English): nguyhiemster@gmail.com, (949) 413-5224
Pierre Tran (Vietnamese): pierrenhantran2000@yahoo.com, (714)743-0080
Tuan Trong Le (Vietnamese): gva888@yahoo.com, (626) 678-6791

I grew up in Little Saigon. Back in 2010, learning about and joining the LGBT contingent in the Tet Parade and marching through the streets of the neighborhood I grew up in was a powerful experience.

Issues of LGBT identity may or may not have had anything directly to do with the three people I knew from high school who committed suicide, but an environment of repression and homophobia is detrimental to everyone, not just queer folks.

Don’t let the Year of the Snake be the year that the community moves backwards.

It’s that time again! #vietnamese #phuocloctho #littlesaigon #gardengrove

It’s that time again! #vietnamese #phuocloctho #littlesaigon #gardengrove

A single conference changed the direction of my entire year @uci #asianpacificislander #apisa #api #apaac  #apsa #uci #leaders

A single conference changed the direction of my entire year @uci #asianpacificislander #apisa #api #apaac #apsa #uci #leaders

Corduroy the bear @macchiato #cafe #coffeeart

Corduroy the bear @macchiato #cafe #coffeeart

museumuesum:

Zhang Huan, Family Tree, 2000

About this work, the artist says, “I invited 3 calligraphers to write texts on my face from early morning until night. I told them what they should write and to always keep a serious attitude when writing the texts even when my face turns to dark. My face followed the daylight till it slowly darkened. I cannot tell who I am. My identity has disappeared.

This work speaks about a family story, a spirit of family. In the middle of my forehead, the text means “Move the Mountain by Fool (Yu Kong Yi Shan)”. This traditional Chinese story is known by all common people, it is about determination and challenge. If you really want to do something, then it could really happen. Other texts are about human fate, like a kind of divination. Your eyes, nose, mouth, ears, cheekbone, and moles indicate your future, wealth, sex, disease, etc. I always feel that some mysterious fate surrounds human life which you can do nothing about, you can do nothing to control it, it just happened.”

@Mammoth

@Mammoth

hmongthrills:

My Way Home

MY WAY HOME is a documentary film that chronicles a young Hmong - American woman’s journey to reconnect with her past. Born in the jungles of Laos but raised in the United States, twenty-two year old Hmong filmmaker Dao Chang wants to make films about her culture. The only problem is she doesn’t know much about it. Seeking information about the war that changed her family’s destiny and her mother who died in a refugee camp, Dao turns to her father, who protects her from the past. Desperate for answers, Dao travels to Laos in search of an aunt who stayed behind. What she finds is far from what she imagined.

(via fuckyeahfeminists)

Club Mammoth in da house!

Club Mammoth in da house!