Join us for the #VietFocus closing event, “Generations of Artists + Innovators”!

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RSVP HERE – Exhibition, panels, film screenings and live performances and FREE & open to the public. Be part of the lively discussions and enjoy delicious FREE food!

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PROGRAM:

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Film + Social Media Panel, followed by Q&A
Moderated by Linda Trinh Vo, Viet Focus Co-Curator

Duc Nguyen (Emmy-award-winning filmmaker) will screen excerpts from his films Bolinao 52, Stateless,and Mediated Reality. Maria Tran (Facebook Project Manager, Refugee activist) will share her innovative efforts to collect refugee stories and her advocacy work to raise awareness about current refugees.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Food Reception

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Performance Art Panel, followed by Q&A
Moderated by Tram Le, Viet Focus Co-Curator

Trieu Tran (Hollywood actor and stage writer & performer) will perform an excerpt from his one-man play, Trieu Tran Unplugged. Lan Tran (award-winning writer and performer) will perform excerpts from her one-woman performance pieces.

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Vietnamese Americans have lived in extraordinary times, surviving war, displacement, and resettlement.

VIETNAMESE FOCUS: Generations of Stories showcases the diversity of the Vietnamese community in Orange County, California, the largest outside of Vietnam. OC Parks in partnership with the UC Irvine Vietnamese American Oral History Project (VAOHP) present this exhibition, which includes interactive features, photographs, documents, artifacts, ephemera, original artwork by Trinh Mai, and oral histories from VAOHP and the UCI Libraries Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center (OC&SEAA), as well as materials from private collections.

The exhibition and all related events are FREE & OPEN to the public.

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1-hour metered parking is available on nearby streets. For longer-term parking, public parking structures and lots are available nearby, view the map below.

Courthouse expanded parking map
For more information, visit: http://sites.uci.edu/vaohp/programs/events-vietnamesefocus/

For questions, contact: vaohp@uci.edu or oldcourthouse@ocparks.com