Cơm Gia Đình / Family Dinners

The Vietnamese family dinner is usually the heart of the family; where everyone comes together after a long day to share a meal. Everyone is expected to contribute to the dinner, from food prep, cooking, to setting up and clearing the table. For many families, this time is also about cultural retention – how do we pass along our family history and traditions through our meals at the dinner table?

For our 2018 Black April Commemoration, VAR collected a few family recipes along with the family’s refugee and immigration stories. We’ll continue to collect these stories for a community recipe book.

To share your story, please fill out our SUBMISSION FORM.

Announcing 2019 SEEDS Summer Program!

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2019 PROGRAM DATES AND OVERVIEW:
1. Saturday, June 1, 10am-2pm: SEEDS Welcome & Orientation
Viet-American Community Center (VACC), 2072 Lucretia Ave

2. Saturday, June 15, 10am-1pm: Refugee Resettlement & History; Vietnamese Boat People Museum, Kelly History Park, 1650 Senter Road

3. Tuesday, June 18, 5pm-8pm: Civic Engagement, Resume Workshop with Headshot; San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113

4. Saturday, June 29, 10am-1pm: Cross Cultural Learning
Location: Viet-American Community Center (VACC), 2072 Lucretia Ave, 95122

5. Saturday, July 13, 10am-1pm: Little Saigon Scavenger Hunt
Little Saigon San Jose, 999-1200 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95122

6. Saturday, July 27, 10am-1pm: Food History & Sustainability
Vietnamese American Heritage Garden, 1499 Roberts Avenue, CA 95122

7. August 3rd, 10am-2pm: SEEDS Summer Showcase
Viet-American Community Center (VACC), 2072 Lucretia Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

DEADLINE: Apply today at: http://bit.ly/VAR_SEEDS