Fall 2017 Classes | Sept 9- Dec 9 | Saturdays 1PM-3PM                                     Vincentian Family Center, 901 W. Braker Ln, Austin TX 78745.  

 

Registration online at https://goo.gl/DYr8kz

Deadline September 2

FREE Program by AFSSA, VACAT, and TRUC VIET

More information click here 

Posted Aug 7

 

Summer Job Fair | 7/21/2017 | 10AM-1PM

Dress For Success | Bring Your Resumes

Please join us for our Job & Career Fair. Human resources (HR) and representatives from over 25 companies and organizations will be on-site to accept your resume and provide resources. If you             would like to attend, please RSVP through Eventbrite or to Binh Ly @ binh.ly@austintexas.gov

Posted Jul 5

VACAT Garage Sale Fundraiser | 6/24-25 | 8AM-2PM

What a grateful weekend!  Our first Garage Sale Fundraiser/Donation Drive was a sucess despite having bad weather both days.  Big thank you to all who made our first Garage Sale/Donation Drive Fundraiser a success: 

 

 * family, friends, and community members for donating items 
 * Jennifer Smith of 
Savers (Cedar Park) for helping us make the most of their  fundraising program
 * VACAT board of directors for planning and implementing the fundraiser (Huy Nguyen,
 Phil HoangKim Tran, Hoang Pham, Phuong Pham, Michelle Le, Sinh Nguyen, Chau Tran, Nguyen Stanton, Lana Nguyen)
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For those who missed the event but still want to help, you can donate by contacting us at info@vacat.org

Posted Jul 25

Job Fair | 6/2/2017 | 10AM-1PM

Dress For Success | Bring Your Resumes

Please join us for our Job & Career Fair. Human resources (HR) and representatives from over 25 companies and organizations will be on-site to accept your resume and provide resources. If you             would like to attend, please RSVP through Eventbrite or to Binh Ly @ binh.ly@austintexas.gov

 

Posted May 17

VSL Classes - Fall 2017 Session | 9/9/17- 12/0/17 | 9AM-11AM

Basic conversational and grammar lessons for every day usage at home or around town. The focus will               be on speaking and listening. Reading and writing will also be covered.

  • September 9 to December 9, 2017
  • Saturdays 9am-11am at Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin
  • Classes are taught by native speakers of Vietnamese.
  • Classes are designed for ages 18 and above.
  • Tuition ($70) includes a book and accompanying CD in addition to handouts.

 

Posted May 16

 Lên Đường Camp 2017

  • 4 days at a state-of-the-art retreat center
  • Luxury cabin camping experience
  • Eleven meals (including Pho!)
  • Opportunities to connect with influential leaders and inspirational speakers
  • Professionally developed leadership and cultural workshops
  • Friendships that last a lifetime

 

   Posted May 1

Black April Commemoration | 4/30/17 | 4pm - 9pm

                         (See Facebook post)

 

 Posted May 1

 

Black April Commemoration | 4/30/17 | 4pm - 9pm by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS

                         (See Facebook post)

 

 Posted May 1

 

 

Stories about the Vietnam War have been told time and time again, mostly from the American and the           North Vietnamese Communist viewpoints. Rarely is the Vietnam War shared from the perspectives of the         South Vietnamese refugees, many of whom now live among us as hardworking and patriotic Americans.     Forty two long years have gone by since the Fall of Saigon. It is time to learn about the War from the perspective of   those who suffered the most.

In partnership with Tarrant County College South Campus, "Vietnam: The Struggle for Freedom and  Democracy" presents a compelling program consisting of panel discussions, key note address, break out sessions and  ample of time for interactive Q&A. Subject matter experts like Dr. Geoffrey Shaw, the author         of "The Lost Mandate of Heaven" will reveal shocking facts about the War based on his research.

"Vietnam: The Struggle for Freedom and Democracy" is the first Symposium of its kind in DFW; done in     English from the perspective of the South Vietnamese refugees for the younger Vietnamese Americans           and the American public.

A certificate of completion will be issued from Tarrant County College for 5 hours of professional development.

Due to limited seating, reserve your seat now to participate in this informative event. You can register at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-symposium-of-vietnam-the-s….

Please visit www.vnwar.org for more details.

Posted Apr 8

 

 

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and the LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY invite you to attend a screening of the upcoming PBS documentary series THE VIETNAM WAR followed by a conversation with filmmaker       Ken Burns. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 
1:30 - 3:00 PM

Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium 

Parking info:
The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River Street.           Access to the Auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Parking            will be available in Manor Garage (2017 Robert Dedman Drive) for a fee of $3 per hour, space-permitting.

 



THE VIETNAM WAR is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS and KLRU in September 2017. In an immersive 360-degree narrative,       Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film.         THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from   both the winning and losing sides.

 

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Posted Mar 31

 

Vietnamese-American Day at the Texas Capitol 
Hosted by State Representative Hubert Vo 
State Representative District 149

March 30, 2017
10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Texas Capitol Building
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

A lunch reception will be organized and is free for all.

 

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner | 3/19/17

Thay mặt Ban Chấp Hành VACAT, xin cám ơn toàn thể các thiên nguyện viên đã góp sức giúp tổ chức Hội Chợ Tết Đinh Dậu 2017. Hy vọng được quý vị tiếp tục đóng góp sức cho tết 2018.

 

Huy Nguyễn

 

Culture Showcase | Texas VSA | 3/24/17 | 7pm

FREE ENTERTAINMENT, FREE FOOD, POSSIBLY A FREE LONG SLEEVE 

Posted Mar 26

Posted Mar 24

CelebrASIA Austin Food and Heritage Festival

 

Get ready for the Year of the Mango, the new theme for the AARC's fourth annual CelebrASIA Austin Food & Heritage Festival celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month! Enjoy various Asian/Pacific foods, culinary demonstrations, cultural performances, kids' activities, arts and merchandise available for sale and the very popular Country Experience Rooms to explore Asian countries and Pacific Island regions! Save the date for Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.

EMCEES
- Outdoor Cultural Performances Stage Emcee: Victoria Maranan, Spectrum News Anchor/Reporter
- Indoor Culinary Demonstrations Stage Emcee: Shefaly Ravula, Shef's Kitchen 

CULINARY DEMONSTRATION CHEFS
Chefs Min & Jenna Choe, Jenna's Asian Kitchen
- Chef Diana Nguyen, EM Gourmet
- Chef Fred Wu, Thai-Kun

COUNTRY EXPERIENCE ROOMS
- Burma: Karen, Chin and Kachin ethnic groups from Burma 
- Chinese Culture Room: Chinese Society of Austin
- India: Indian American Coalition of Texas
- Indonesia: Indonesian Diaspora Network Austin
- Iran: Austin Iranian Professional Association
- Nepal: Greater Austin Nepali Society (Outdoor)
- Japan: Austin Minyo Dance Group
- Philippines: Austin Filipino-American Association
- Taiwan: Taiwanese American Professionals
- Vietnam: Vietnamese American Community of Austin, Texas - VACAT (Outdoor)

ASIAN MARKETPLACE STREET BAZAAR
FOOD: Burma Bliss (Burmese-Thai), Jenna’s Asian Kitchen (Pan-Asian), Kona Ice, Shahi Café (Middle Eastern, South Asian), Swad (Indian), Tea Haus (Taiwanese). 

MERCHANTS: Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Books and Eco-friendly Products, HOPE Farmers Market, Marigold - Gateway to India, Palestine Online Store, TxHarmony Chinese Calligraphy Arts & Crafts.

CULTURAL PERFORMANCES: ABCD Studio, April Rain School of Chinese Dance, Austin Chinese Music & Dance Group, Austin Filipino-American Association Dance Troupe, Austin Japanese Minyo Group, Baby's Breath Youth Group, Chin Performance Group, Greater Austin Nepali Society, Kyong-Ja Park Korean Dance Group, Liao Tai-Chi School, Nippon Karate-Do Genwakai America, Siva Ori Polynesian, Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team, The Love of China School of Dance, World Mu-Sool Won.

COMMUNITY BOOTHS
APAPA, Asian American Resource Center Nonprofit, Asian Family Support Services of Austin, Austin Coolers Dragon Boat Team, Austin Energy, Austin History Center Community Archivist Program, Austin Public Health – Healthy Equity Unit, Austin Public Libraries, Central Health, City of Austin Employment Service, City of Austin Office of the Police Monitor, Foundation Communities, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, IDEAYA Inc., International Multicultural Community, KLRU, Think Bilingual Austin, Truc Viet, United Way for Greater Austin.

 

 

Central Texas Asian Pacific Festival

 

CTAP Festival would love to have as many Asian Pacific Cultures represented as possible!!! Please contact us for more information! 
The Asian Pacific Region includes the following countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Canada, China, Chile, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Niue, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, S. Korea, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam and the United States! Its a huge region with amazing and beautiful cultures we want Central Texas to meet!!

Tiệc Tất Niên | Hội Cao Niên | 1/28/17

 

Đại diện ban chấp hành VACAT đi dự tiệc Tất Niên ở Hội Cao Niên. Kính chúc quý cụ được dồi dào sức khỏe, cuộc sống yên vui bên GĐ đình và con cháu.

 

 

 

Tết Đinh Dậu | Luna New Year

 

Đại diện ban điều hành VACAT, kính chúc quý đồng hương một năm Đinh Dậu được dồi dào sức khỏe, yên vui, hạnh phúc, gặp nhiều may mắn và làm ăn phát tài.

 

 

 

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Posted Jan 27

 

Ban Tổ Chức Tết họp để chuẩn bị sẵn sàng cho Hội Chợ Tết thứ Bảy này 1/21.
Thật cám ơn tất cả đã bỏ thời gian cơm tối với gia đình để đến họp 3-4 tiếng lo cho Hội Chợ Tết 

 

 

2017 Tết Festival Austin - Hội Chợ Tết Cộng đồng | Exposition Center 

 

 

2017 Tết Festival Austin - Hội Chợ Tết Cộng đồng | Exposition Center 

 

 

 

2017 Tết Festival Austin - Hội Chợ Tết Cộng đồng | Exposition Center 

Chỉ còn hai tuần nữa, chương trình Hội Chợ Xuân Đinh Dậu sẽ được ra mắt quý đồng hương. Mời quý đồng hương xem thêm chi tiết trên bích chương để đi tham dự và cùng nhau đón Tết.

Only 2 more weeks, the Tết Festival will happen! Please take a look at the poster to get more details of the activities of Tet program.

Hope to see you all coming out there.

 

 

2017 Tết Festival Austin - Hội Chợ Tết Cộng đồng | Exposition Center 

Are you a local business owner or an individual that would like to participate in our sponsor/vendor/exhibit program? We are looking for sponsors and vendors to join us for this awesome event!

We could not host an event like this or give back to our community in the capacity that we do without our great sponsors, donors, vendors and attendees!

 

 

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