42 Years of Vietnamese Refugee Resettlement

This public cultural event will feature an exhibition and program to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Vietnamese diaspora and refugee resettlement.

This exhibition shares the refugee experience and celebrates the achievements of the Vietnamese people worldwide through photography, first-person narratives, and historical artifacts. It includes stories of loss, of navigating cultural identities between different generations, and of the process of rebuilding a new life in a foreign environment. Speakers feature community scholars, social service workers, guest speakers from community partners, and literary artists. There will also be a presentation of the cultural ceremony “Lễ Giỗ Tổ Hùng Vương” honoring the Hùng Kings, founding fathers of Vietnam, as well as a cultural music performance by the Su Viet Zithers and a traditional folklore performance by San Francisco Vietnamese “Cải Lương” Folklore Group.


10:30 – 11:00Lion Dance
11:00 – 11:30Salute the Flag and Opening Remarks
11:30 – 11:50Le Gio To Hung Vuong, Honoring the Hung Kings
11:50 – 12:10Le Quoc Han, Memorializing April 30, Saigon Fall
12:10 – 01:3042 Years – Memorializing the Search for Freedom and Liberty, and Commemorating the Resettlement of the Vietnamese Refugees
01:30 – 02:00Refreshment

Chương Trình

Time__________Tiết Mục
10:30 – 11:00Múa lân
11:00 – 11:30Chào cờ và Khai mạc
11:30 – 11:50Lễ Giỗ Tổ Hùng Vương
11:50 – 12:10Lễ Quốc Hận 30 tháng Tư
12:10 – 01:3042 Năm – Lễ Tưởng Niệm Sự Hy Sinh Trên Hành Trình Tìm Tự Do, và Kỷ Niệm Sự Hình Thành Cộng Đồng Việt Nam tại Hải Ngoại
01:30 – 02:00Ẩm thực