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Viet Nam Human Rights Day


May 8, 2014


On May 11 of each year, a ceremony on Capitol Hill calls attention to deteriorating human rights conditions in Vietnam. This event, held in the Hart Senate Building, will commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. House Senate Joint Resolution SJ 168 designating May 11 as Viet Nam Human Rights Day (VNHRD).

Since 2012, VNHRD Project has been focusing on promoting civic education through innovative projects to increase AAPI and Vietnamese youth involvement, as well as empowering them to take the lead in promoting human rights in Vietnam. This year, we will emphasize on advocating the importance of Human Rights issues in Vietnam through social media – a blog, a recap video, and pictures.

Project Name: Viet Nam Human Rights Day Project
Description: AASuccess students help promote the annual VNHRD event in Washington, DC. This event aims to raise awareness for the oppressed in Viet Nam.
Event Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Length of Time: 20 hours
Cost: N/A

Be able to attend the VNHRD conference at the Hart Senate Building in DC on May 11.
Be able to attend one of the two trainings sessions listed below in person or online.
Commit a total of 20 hours for the whole project.
Requirements: Résumé must be submitted to: information@aasuccess.org by April 26, 2014.
Project Training Dates and Times:

May 3, 2014: 11 AM – 12 PM
May 9, 2014: 6 PM – 7 PM
* Note that a 30-minute phone interview is required for non-AASuccess Life Skills Students.

There will be several speakers including senators and representatives from both parties, as well as officials from different countries. This is an eye-opening experience to those who are interested in political science and/or media production.

If you are interested, familiarize yourself with the event itself (vnhrd.org) and view a snap shot of what the team experienced in 2013 (video). This is the VNHRD 2013 Post-Event Reflection & Team Member Evaluations of the 2013 team for your reference. For more information, please contact our team at minh.pham@aasuccess.org.


Dragon Bridge on Han River in Da Nang city of Vietnam
Dragon Bridge on Han River in Da Nang city of Vietnam

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