Asian American Women’s Alliance (AAWA) Annual Banquet

On the evening of April 20th, MVNCI 2013 Court members had the privilege and honor to participate in the Asian American Women’s Alliance Scholarship & Recognition Awards Annual Banquet.  The Asian American Women’s Alliance, or AAWA, was founded in August 1996 and is a volunteer-based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of AAWA is to establish an alliance of members dedicated to building support among Asian American women in all walks of life through professional and personal growth. AAWA seeks to create opportunities for mutual learning & nurturing, mentor relationships, career & leadership development, personal & group support, and engagement...

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June Community Service: FAME – Fashion Art Music Exhibition

Raising Awareness – Human Trafficking What is FAME? It stands for “Fashion Art Music Exhibition” and is a bi-annual event in San Jose that showcases artists’ work of fashion, art, and music in a one-day exhibition and fashion show. At this year’s event, MVNCI was fortunate to partner with Pacific Links Foundation (PALS) as exhibitors to spread awareness about human trafficking. What is human trafficking? It is the trade in humans for sexual slavery or forced labor; it is modern day slavery. Sadly, it is a lucrative industry that finds profit in many countries around the world including Vietnam...

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Miss Vietnam Of Northern California Intercollegiate 2013

Sunday, March 3rd, was a life changing experience. I, Cao My Ngan, was lucky enough to be crowned 1st Princess 2013 for Miss Vietnam Northern California Intercollegiate. Preparing for this event was extremely exhausting but completely worth all my time and effort. After getting my makeup and hair ready for the big day, I set out for the Campbell Heritage Theater. I was impressed by how magnificent the theater was, and I started to finally feel my nerves kick in. It was really happening and there were only a few more hours until the show started. The contestants and I...

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Chinese American Democratic Club’s 55th Annual Dinner

Photos courtesy of Kimmy Huynh. In the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown and on the fifth floor of Empress of China Restaurant with spectacular views of downtown, this year’s 2013 Court gathered together to help Chinese American Democratic Club with its 55th Annual Dinner.  CADC is the oldest Chinese American political club in the United States.  The organization aims to develop meaningful political awareness within the Chinese American community, foster active participation in the democratic process of government, encourage Chinese candidates to run for elective office, and advocate issues relevant to the empowerment and civil rights of Chinese Americans....

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