Vietnamese Culture Night 2017

$1,080 of $10k goal

Raised by 17 people in 4 months
Hello, and welcome to our GoFundMe page!

We invite you to help us raise funds for another successful Vietnamese Culture Night.

The annual Vietnamese Culture Night (VCN) at UCLA aims to start conversation about difficult or controversial topics that we feel need to be more openly addressed within the Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American community. At the same time, VCN is meant to celebrate the Vietnamese-American culture at UCLA by working with various organizations and putting on a showcase to display all their talent and hard work. Our goal is to entertain, unite, and rejoice with the audience members, the staff, and the community in one big production.
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Over the past thirty-seven years, the Vietnamese Student Union at the University of California, Los Angeles has grown to be one of the largest and most prominent organizations in Southern California. Our organization is part of a larger Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization*. In attempts to foster a greater understanding towards the unique Vietnamese American experience, we enhance our own appreciation of the culture through the medium of theater and performing arts. Thus, the Vietnamese Student Union is proud to present our 37th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night (VCN) to the UCLA community and beyond. VCN is one of our most anticipated and biggest events of the year, set to grace the stage on Monday, January 16, 2017 from 6-10PM, at the prestigious Royce Hall Auditorium on the UCLA campus.

The 37th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night is open to a community of well over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students, UCLA alumni, family members, and community members free of charge. We aim to foster a sense of appreciation for the unique Vietnamese culture through traditional song and dance, modern/hip hop movement, and distinctive storytelling.

However, as the university suffers from large budget cuts for the programs of outreach and education, it has become increasingly necessary for us to call upon the benevolent assistance of our community and those who support cultural enrichment through the arts. Limited financial resources are preventing us from reaching our goals in the production of this show, and the support of our community will greatly aid in the success of this program. Support can be shown through donations by placing an advertisement in our event program or through a tax-deductible contribution.

With our show date rapidly approaching, the cast and crew of VCN 2017 are working diligently to ensure that the production is a success. We hope that you will assist us in our continuing efforts to promote awareness of the Vietnamese American culture on and beyond the UCLA campus, and we would like to express our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for your support.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Michael Ly │VCN 2017 Executive Director
Brian Lu & Lee Pham │VCN 2017 Executive Producers

For more detailed information regarding our production, please visit:
http://vcn.vsubruins.com/

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Kính thưa quý vị thành viên trong cộng đồng,

Chúng em là sinh viên đến từ hội sinh viên Việt Nam tại trường đại học UCLA. Hội sinh viên Việt Nam đã được thành lập với ước mong sẽ trở thành một mái nhà ấm cúng cho sinh viên Việt trong quá trình học tập tại trường đại học UCLA. Hội sinh viên của chúng em thuộc hiệp hội 501(c)(3) phi lợi nhuận của sinh viên Việt Nam thuộc miền Nam California, và trong 35 năm qua, hội sinh viên Việt Nam trường đại học UCLA đã phát triển trở thành một trong những tổ chức quy mô và nổi bật nhất trong khu vực Nam California.

Chúng em mong muốn thể hiện niềm tự hào và trân trọng đối với trải nghiệm của cộng đồng người Việt sinh sống tại hải ngoại, đồng thời có thể giữ gìn nền văn hóa, lịch sử, truyền thống và phong tục của người Việt thông qua ánh đèn của sân khấu và nghệ thuật. Với ý tưởng đó, hội sinh viên Việt Nam hằng năm tổ chức đêm văn hóa Việt Nam dưới cái nhìn của thế hệ sinh viên trẻ. Năm nay với kỉ niệm lần thứ 37, đêm văn hoá Việt Nam sẽ được tổ chức vào tối Thứ Hai, ngày 16 tháng 1 năm 2017 bắt đầu lúc 6 giờ chiều và kết thúc lúc 10 giờ tối, tại hội trường Royce, trong khuôn viên trường đại học UCLA.

Tuy nhiên, trong vài năm gần đây, các trường đại học gặp phải sự cắt giảm ngân sách đối với các chương trình hoạt động và giáo dục, nên chúng em mong mỏi sự trợ giúp từ cộng đồng người Việt chúng ta. Việc thiếu kinh phí trầm trọng đã ngăn cản chúng em tiếp tục phát triển chương trình, và sự tài trợ của quý vị sẽ là niềm thúc đẩy cho sự thành công của chương trình này. Sự đóng góp của quý vị sẽ được nêu danh tại sân khấu hội trường hoặc qua những phương tiện quảng cáo của chương trình, và tất cả nguồn tài trợ sẽ đươc trừ thuế.

Xin chân thành cảm ơn quý vị đã dành chút thời gian quí báu.
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Update 3
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3 months ago
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Announcing our official VCN 2017 title!

THE THINGS SHE CARRIES
January 16, 2017
Royce Hall, UCLA
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Update 2
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3 months ago
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Thank you so much everyone for your donations thus far! We appreciate the trust and faith you have in us to deliver a production that is so important to all of us, and to our greater Vietnamese-American community.

We all participated in our annual VCN Retreat this past weekend and we're so excited to present what we have been working on! With over 100 student participants in this year's show, it's bound to be an exciting night!
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Update 1
Posted by VSU Bruins
4 months ago
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Hello to all our prospective VCN supporters!

We welcome you to our GoFundMe page with our first update of the campaign! We're setting a goal of $15,000 as we hope to continue the tradition of hosting our show in Royce Hall. For 37 years, VCN has prided itself in being a landmark, historic cultural tradition on the UCLA campus in celebrating Vietnamese culture, the resilience of the Vietnamese American community, while also addressing topics in our show not commonly discussed in our culture.

Join us, and we thank you in advance for your support!
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Anthony DePietro
23 days ago

My name is Anthony Depietro 4134418096 you have a 9 dollar charge in my bank account that is not authorized i want my money back and do not take any money from me again I have contacted the California attorney general and the Massachusetts atty.general if you do not comply i will initiate a lawsuit you have done this without my consent, this is identity

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$1,080 of $10k goal

Raised by 17 people in 4 months
Created December 15, 2016
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Desiree Doan
3 months ago

Austin Nguyen , it is my pleasure to be part of this good cause. Keep up the good work! Desiree D.

TN
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Thomas Nguyen
3 months ago
JT
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Jade Tran
3 months ago
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Good luck with the show, wish I didn't have work so I could go

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Adeline Tran
3 months ago
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GO SISTER GO!

PL
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Phuoc Ly
3 months ago
DW
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Dr. Norman Wood
3 months ago
TP
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Thaidan Pham
3 months ago
SH
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Samantha Hoang
4 months ago
$20
Jennifer Le
4 months ago
MC
$20
Megan Collier
4 months ago
Anthony DePietro
23 days ago

My name is Anthony Depietro 4134418096 you have a 9 dollar charge in my bank account that is not authorized i want my money back and do not take any money from me again I have contacted the California attorney general and the Massachusetts atty.general if you do not comply i will initiate a lawsuit you have done this without my consent, this is identity

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