The Vietnamese Student Union released this press release in response to the first incident:. To further branch out to the demographic and allies of our cause, the Asian Pacific Coalition at UCLA will open a discussion forum Wednesday December 5th, at a time and location to be announced. Awareness alone brings light to this issue and opens opportunities for critical dialogue and potential action. I imagine that if I was that age today, this would be the topic that would be consuming me outside of academics, as I was actually a representative member of the Asian Pacific Coalition , an umbrella organization of a multitude of Asian and Pacific Islander API organizations on campus. For the last few days, the Asian American websphere has been buzzing about two possibly related incidents at UCLA which campus police are investigating as hate crimes. It is especially relevant that the comments posted outside our office occur just months before our 33rd annual VCN, which will seek to address the issue of human trafficking and challenge the perceptions of Vietnamese and Asian womyn.
Alessandra. Age: 25.
To further branch out to the demographic and allies of our cause, the Asian Pacific Coalition at UCLA will open a discussion forum Wednesday December 5th, at a time and location to be announced.
Kiana. Age: 26.
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This will come in the form of an awareness event held by the Vietnamese Student Union on Thursday November 29th, at noon at Meyerhoff Park in front of Kerckhoff Hall. To effectively gauge the demographic affected by this incident, this event allows prominent student leaders and UCLA faculty to demonstrate that our community is not silent and any further ideations of such actions are not tolerated. Although there is no quick fix solution to the incident that has transpired, we want to ensure that it will not go unnoticed.