Vietnam

Vietgone

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, Refugees, Theatre, Vietnam | 0 comments

NOW SHOWING AT RICKETSON THEATER IN DENVER thru’ Sept. 30th Bubbling with infectious energy, this rap-spitting, pop culture-crusted dramedy is an ode to the real-life courtship of Playwright Qui Nguyen’s parents. Forced to leave their country during the height of the Vietnam War, two refugees find themselves at an Arkansas relocation camp. Please use this link:  https://www.denvercenter.org/vietgone https://www.denvercenter.org/plan-your-visit/theatres-seating/the-ricketson-theatre = = = Support Dragon 5280:  Close out the all Asian cast production of Vietgone at the Denver Center of Performing Arts! This is a powerful love and adventure story that you shouldn’t miss! Vietgone is written by Vietnamese playwright Qui Nguyen, who was inspired by the meeting of his parents who came to America as war refugees. You’ll see the characters’ experiences of immigration, the Vietnam War, eating burritos for the first time, encountering hippies, biker gangs, ninjas, and more! When you purchase tickets for this show, $5 will go to Dragon 5280, the organization that runs the Colorado Dragon Boat and Dragon Film Festival! Special ticket pricing available in limited quantities! Special price ticket link:  https://goo.gl/1B3vR1 | Promo code: DRAGON Enter promo code and choose from light blue seats in rows...

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Sum Nguyen Receives “Spirit of King” Award

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in #auroraasian, Awards, Humanitarian Efforts, Vietnam | 0 comments

Partnership Steering Committee Member and past Co-Chair Sum Nguyen received the “Spirit of King Award” from the City of Aurora’s Community Relations Division during the 32nd Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration. Apologies for the belated post — photo of Sum in front of the So. Vietnam flag, Aurora Municipal Center lobby, with City of Aurora’s Community Relations Chief Barbara...

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Vietnam Veterans Honor Congressman Coffman

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 in Community Service, Vietnam | 0 comments

Congressman Mike Coffman named “legislator of the year” by Vietnam Veterans of America, calling the Vietnam War the most influential conflict of his legislative career — despite his own deployments — while accepting the award Friday at the organization’s gathering in New Orleans.  Coffman serves on the House Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services committees.  Read the August 11th Denver Post article here… The Aurora Sentinel also posted an article about his award, noting his support for the Veterans Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act.  Read the Sentinel article...

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