By James Hong Executive Director, Vietnamese Friendship Association As a child of refugee parents and the beneficiary of a high-quality public education, I believe in its transformative power. My parents arrived in the United States as refugees from the Vietnam War. They understood the promise education had for my sister and me. Despite the numerous […]
Dear Editor, Recently, there has been a lot of discussion, discourse and, at times, heated debate about the impact and inclusion of refugees and immigrants to the United States. We at the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) want to reaffirm our commitment, mission and values. VFA stands in support of welcoming refugees of all backgrounds, including […]
James Hong has been appointed as Executive Director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association. Hong has been with VFA for five years. In his recognition letter, he stated: “As an organization committed to social justice and equity, our work focuses on guarding our most priceless treasure – our culture, language and heritage – so that current […]
On December 2, 2011, more than 100 youth, community members and City of Seattle Officials gathered to discuss findings from the Community Action Research and Empowerment (CARE) Project, which explores issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Vietnamese community of Seattle. The CARE Project was launched in 2009 by the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) as a […]
Jeong, who currently plays the egotistical Ben Chang on the ABC sitcom “Community,” recently hosted the 2011 Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) in Las Vegas
The original “Kung Fu Panda,” an animated film from 2008, gave us the enchanting, if unlikely, premise of an overfed giant panda (voiced by Jack Black) who struggles to master kung fu.