Let Vietnamese-American LGBTQ people participate in the 2014 Tét Parade
We seek full inclusion in the 2014 Tét parade because we are proud to be Vietnamese-American and LGBTQ. We are calling upon the City of Westminster to uphold its mandate to protect public land for the fair and equal use of all protected classes, including LGBTQs. As we were sidelined last year, we felt hurt because we were isolated from our own community by the organizers. One member of the group shares, “If my 97-year old grandmother can accept me for who I am, why should some parade organizers get to make me feel like I’m not good enough to march?”
Sign the petition.
11:30 am |
December 5 2013
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“My family is no stranger to secrets. A Vietnamese refugee family that never speaks of war or displacement or broken hearts. Of the kinds of racism one faces in this land of saviors and promises. Of the kinds of racism one learns and upholds and deploys, the backs crushed under the feet of an upwardly mobile entrepreneurial community marching determinedly, blindly, towards the American Dream. Of the legacies of violence that striate our lives and bodies, in our very homes. An amnesic journey of survival and compromised thriving.”
— Mimi Khúc, Secrets
11:30 am |
December 4 2013
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Đại Phan Prize for Best Essay On Vietnamese Cultural Identity
In an effort to promote more awareness of Vietnamese cultural identity, diaCRITICS is now hosting an annual prize for the purpose. Via this contest, diaCRITICS also aims to build an archive of essays on Vietnamese cultural identity from which readers everywhere can benefit.
In light of this, the call seeks essays that fall into the following four categories: literature, visual arts, architecture, and music. Essayists can write about one or more of these categories. “Vietnamese cultural identity” can be discussed in relation to the Vietnamese in Vietnam, overseas, or both.
Essays can be submitted in either English or Vietnamese. Deadline: April 15, 2014
9:19 am |
December 2 2013
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Turkey Pho Sunday by Phu Diep
1.) Shred turkey meat into strips to add to individual serving bowls later.
2.) Put all leftover bones in pot.
3.) Add about 3 bowls of water (almost fill pot, but leave room for more ingredients, water, and/or bouillon). Bring to boil. Scoop out fatty grease that boils up with a slotted spoon.
4.) Toast 5 star of anise, a whole onion cut into wedges, ginger root. Re: ginger…Smash it up to release the flavor! Add 7 whole cardamon pods and 7 whole cloves. Toast until onion edge brown a little.
5.) Keep scooping grease from top!
6.) Add toasted ingredients and let boil. Once boiling, let simmer on low for an hour.Add water or chicken buillon to taste (make sure it’s not too salty or too watery). You can let it cook longer but not for too long…
7.) Boil pho noodles; dice up cilantro, onion, and green onions, Asian basil and bean sprouts.
8.) Divide steaming noodles into individual bowls. Ladle broth on top of noodles and shredded turkey. Serve the fresh condiments on a plate nearby. A spicy sauce is highly recommended!
8:12 am |
December 1 2013
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come find me, moonroot, and onehundredviolins' hair circa three years ago at magic makers 2013 tmrw!!
what: MAGIC MAKERS Queer Art & Craft Fair
when: Saturday, November 23 from 1-8pm
where: Temescal Art Center
511 48th Street, Oakland, California 94609
(Source: instagram.com, via moonroot)
11:39 am |
November 22 2013
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