San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join South Bay First Thursdays and Working Partnerships USA for a special book release for It’s a Living: Work and Life in Vietnam Today edited by Dr. Gerard Sasges.
When: Wednesday, November 20th from 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Santa Clara Valley Labor Center, 2102 Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95125
Beginning in 2010 as class a project called “kiếm ăn,” which translated from Vietnamese means “forage” or “look for food,” Dr. Sasges challenged his students to have conversations with ordinary people living in Vietnam: from tea ladies, market vendors and taxi drivers to CEOs and factory managers to garbage pickers, rice farmers, promotion girls and drug dealers.
All the interviews are intended to help us develop a better understanding of the reality of working in Vietnam today, and through that, a better understanding of the reality of living in a period of incredible change in the nation’s economy, society and culture.
The result is a remarkable window on ordinary life in Vietnam today, and a testament to the millions of women and men who get out of bed in the morning – or work through the night – not just to provide for themselves and their family but to make the crazy beautiful place called Vietnam possible.
Free Admission, donations accepted at the door.
Editor Dr. Sasges will give a presentation on his research and perspective on contemporary Vietnamese society.
Student reader panel TBA.
Books will be sold at the event.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
When & Where
South Bay First Thursdays
South Bay First Thursdays (SBFT) is a volunteer-run organization that holds events on every first Thursday of the month to discuss topics relevant to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) community. Our events consist of a panel of experts followed by facilitated group discussions. Beyond providing the community with knowledge, SBFT also provides a chance for young professionals to build networks and new friendships with people in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors.
South Bay First Thursdays aims to foster an engaged and empowered community that believes in equality, education, action, and diversity.
South Bay First Thursdays exists to inspire, educate, and mobilize the community about API relevant issues by promoting safe and facilitated dialogues.
SBFT is fiscally sponsored by Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community.