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Intergenerational Teach-In: The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs
May 2, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
@ METWEST HIGH (314 E 10th Street, Oakland)
Sliding scale donations will be accepted at the door. Free for youth 18 y.o. and under.
Comrades, allies, and friends,
The war in Viet Nam was one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. It brings to light the heroic struggle of Vietnamese people against foreign aggression, particularly the United States of America.
The Viet Nam Victory Coalition (VNVC), formed in 2014, is hosting a Community Event: “The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs” – a day-full of cultural, educational & powerful sharing to mark the 40th anniversary of the US military’s forced departure from Viet Nam and international struggle for self-determination.
The teach-in community event is on May 2, 2015, at MetWest High School in Oakland.
• Highlight the historical meaning and ongoing significance of people’s struggles for independence and against imperial domination.
• Inform and continue to educate ourselves and all who seek to understand this history, to explore its relevance to the present and future, and to keep abreast of the current strategy of the US empire in Asia and abroad.
• Connect and celebrate our humanity with music, poetry, spoken word, and with dialogues and discussion, panels and workshops, and share our story.
Join us in solidarity with the May Day Rally on May 1st in SF (more details to come). March with us!
The space (rooms, bathrooms, etc.) is fully ADA accessible.
To endorse & donate: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Sponsors (updated 4/12/15):
Anakbayan East Bay, APEX Express, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Asian Americans for Peace and Justice, Asian Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership, BAYAN USA, Center for Political Education, Chinese Progressive Association, East Side Arts Alliance, Freedom Archives, GABRIELA USA, Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans, Malcom X Grassroots Movement, Mass Bass, Migrante SF, Movement Generation, San Francisco State University (Race and Resistance Studies), School for Unity and Liberation, Teachers for Social Justice, Union of Vietnamese, Veterans for Peace SF Chapter 69, VietUnity, Xican@ Moratorium Coalition, Women for Genuine Security
Who’s the Viet Nam Victory Coalition:
We’re an intergenerational and multiracial coalition of community organizers, activists, educators and artists. We’re members of:
Chinese Progressive Association
Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans (HOBAK)
Union of Vietnamese
Veterans For Peace SF Chapter 69