There will be an upcoming symposium on Vietnamese American writers and artists at Stanford University’s Stanford Humanities Center at the end of this month. Here’s the event blurb:
We have gathered together a group of the most prominent and important Vietnamese and Vietnamese American artists, poets, film-makers, and essayists for a one-day symposium. These artists are core members of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN: http://www.dvanonline.org/ ), a group that has already had an international impact for its sensitive, committed explorations of Vietnamese history, culture, and art. As younger artists, they are engaged in the project to reassess and remember, and think too of the future. Their work thus shuttles between Vietnam and California, engaging in different issues of diaspora, homeland, remembrance, and visions of the present and future.
Check out the flyer below to see which artists and writers in particular will be attending. The event will be held April 27, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. Directions can be found here.
As the Vietnamese community becomes more integrated into American society while simultaneously developing a distinct cultural brand, these kind of events allow us to openly discuss what constitutes the modern Vietnamese American identity. Please plan on attending if you have an interest in the legacy and representation of Vietnamese in America.