diaCRITICS News & Events: May 7, 2018

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


Danh 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.”

Take My Breathe Away


VIET 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.

VAOHP - Viet Stories

Hương 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.

Opposite of Looking

News from the Diaspora

Vietnamese-American community gathered  to remember the fall of Saigon 43 years ago.

Observance for the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

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

Tin Nguyen

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

Protesting Trump anti-immigrant policies

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 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.”

The 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.

Vietnamese fishermen

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.

Street vendor

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

Lung Cu flagpole

Vietnamese 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.

Vietnam and Canada flags

Erik releases a new song, Chạm Đáy Nỗi Đau.


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.

Korea-Vietnam panel

Anh-Minh Do opines about the Vietnamese Americans.

Who is the Vietnamese America

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

Anti-China protester



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