Bangsokol Virtual Festival and more!
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  • Cambodian Living Arts and Arts Emerson Virtual Festival | TONIGHT thru Dec 20th
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association Virtual Gala | TONIGHT
  • AARW Annual Meeting | TomorrowViet Family Stories | Tomorrow
  • Viet Family Stories | Tomorrow
  • Stop Trump's Ban on Work Permits | Now thru Dec 21
Arts and Healing:
Bangsokol Virtual Festival

Presented by Cambodian Living Arts and ArtsEmerson
TODAY! December 11th - 20th | FREE

In response to the challenges and realities of 2020, Cambodian Living Arts and ArtsEmerson are presenting Arts & Healing: Bangsokol Virtual Festival from December 11th to December 20th. The program is inspired by the groundbreaking multi-disciplinary production, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia, which seeks to honor victims of violence and explore the healing, hope and resilience of survivors.

Through this festival of online performances, talks and film screenings, artists, audiences, and leading cultural organizations from around the world will revisit the making of the production and reflect on what this work and this project has meant to them. The festival culminates with two brand new music and dance performances created exclusively for the festival.

Bangsokol Gala Performance
& Audiences' Response from Around the World
December 13th | 8PM ET  | Approx. 130 mins | FREE
On-demand through December 20th @ 11:59PM ET

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia, is a multi-disciplinary stage production combining music, film, movement, and voice. After touring in Australia, the USA (Sold Out shows in Boston/Dec 2017), and France, Bangsokol premiered in Cambodia in November 2019.

Watch the full performance of the Cambodia premiere —graced by the presence of HRH King Norodom Sihamoni as Head of State and Distinguished Patron of CLA. After the screening, we invite you to join a reflection and exchange between audience members Ada Khun, Seda Douglas, Emily Howe, and Chea Sopheap, all of whom have a deep connection with Cambodia and experienced the Bangsokol production in different cities during its international tour.

Discussion moderated by Amara Goel.

The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association presents . . . 
The 36th Anniversary Gala is celebrating "virtually" this year!

Friday, December 11th | 6PM - 7:15PM
Silent Auction December 4th - 14th

Even though there is no in-person gathering; no cocktail hour; no mingling; no dancing; & no hugging; we will celebrate together from the comfort of our homes and witness live performances from young people, auctioning of beautiful crafts and creative homemade baskets, and learn about our most recent COVID-19 efforts these past few months. What we have witnessed is the community coming together.

While CMAA worked with our funding partners to provide support to those in need, we also saw the "Humanity" in many community members who came out
to lend a helping hand. They donated face masks, hand sanitizers, air purifiers, and much more during this extraordinary time.
Join the Live event here. 

Our celebration this year is focused on being an event that celebrates each other by everyone for everyone. Therefore we call it: CMAA's Community Celebration - Together With A Purpose!

Annual Membership Meeting 
Saturday, December 12th | 10AM - 12PM EST | FREE

Join AARW for our Annual Membership Meeting!

In a year of so much uncertainty, grief, and resistance, we want to take this year to celebrate our community and the work we've done together this year. We will share updates from our work, look forward to a new membership meeting structure and a clearer anti-displacement framework in 2021, and elect in our new Board leadership. Please join us to hear about what's coming up for AARW in 2021, give your input, and be together!

this form and we will follow up with the Zoom link; we will also be sending goody bags to everyone who joins us!

Board elections will be part of the Annual Meeting; if you are interested in talking more about running for the AARW Board, please email and by Monday, November 16th! 
Viet Family Stories, Chuyện Gia Đình
Saturday, December 12th | 12PM - 2PM EST | FREE

Viet Family Stories, Chuyện Gia Đình 2.0 is an intergenerational multimedia storytelling project that brings together a group of Vietnamese American elder and young artists to co-create a series of monthly bilingual gatherings and dialogues grounded in Boston's Dorchester community.

The project aims to explore and unpack themes of diaspora, resiliency, memories, mental health, and healing practices in Vietnamese families. Please register for our virtual public event in December 2020 and stay tuned! #VietFamStories

Viet Family Stories, Chuyện Gia Đình 2.0 là một dự án kể chuyện đa-phương-tiện đa-thế-hệ có quy tụ những người lớn tuổi và thanh niên Mỹ gốc Việt, họ sẽ hợp tác trong vòng sáu tháng để tạo ra một chuỗi các chương trình và các cuộc đối thoại song ngữ hàng tháng cho cộng đồng Dorchester tại Boston.

Một dự án nhằm khám phá và phân tích các chủ đề về cộng đồng, khả năng phục hồi, ký ức, sức khỏe tâm lý và phương pháp chữa lành trong các gia đình Việt. Hãy đăng ký chương trình trên mạng của chúng tôi vào tháng 12 năm 2020! 
Register Here
More From AARW:
On November 19th, the Trump administration proposed a new rule to ban work permits for people on Orders of Supervision (OSUP): those who have been ordered deported but are temporarily released from custody. This includes tens of thousands of Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees who have resettled to the US and rebuilt their lives after being displaced by the war in Southeast Asia.

Join us in protecting our friends, families; and community members by submitting a public comment opposing the proposed work ban on work permits by Monday, December 21st.

Learn more and take action at (case sensitive)
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