USA Events (2008)

General Adopted Vietnamese Events Listing

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General Regular Vietnamese Events

Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF) “Beyond Boundaries”

The Club O’ Noodles Show “Reinventing Entertainment…one Vietnamese at a time”

VAALA “Enriching our communities since 1991”

General USA

Attend the VAN and Vietnamese Camp every year in Colorado (outside of Winter Park)

Since 2001, VAN has held a conference every other year to connect Vietnamese adoptees from around the world together. For more info see now!

International Adoptee Congress (IAC)

IAC an organization made up of 75internationally adopted persons from various ethnic and geographic backgrounds, will meet in annually.

“For too long,” says Bert Ballard, IAC Past President and co-founder of the Vietnamese Adoptee Network (VAN), “international adoptees in the United States have been reactionary. Now, though, the IAC will offer international adoptees an opportunity to establish their presence, one that will set the tone for dialogue with agencies, adoptive parents, and each other.”

For more information please contact Kelly Brownlee at 206-818-1625.


By State


4th International ACTION Conference on Post Adoption Services 2009

February 23-25, 2009
Hotel Marlowe
Cambridge, MA, USA

We invite you to attend, present, collaborate, exhibit or advertise!

Call for proposals attached ~ Deadline August 20, 2008

Further information will be available shortly.

Contact Katherine Walker at 617-547-0909 or with any questions.

Greetings all. Diane Tavitian and Mai Dewees and other supporters have been talking a lot since the conference in April and we have begun a group called Mosaic. The meetings will be facilitated by Mai Linh Dewees. It doesn’t matter where you were adopted from- it is our hope to be as inclusive as possible and invite all adult adoptees.

Boston Photo Exhibit by Adoptee

Anh Dao Kolbe, VN adoptee Photographer of Misplaced Baggage, has put many of her works on virtual exhibition – you can see some by visiting:



Vietnamese Heritage camp

Hope to see you there….
Kathie Scrimgeour
Co-Director, VHC



Asian Adult Adoptee Gathering – Hawai’i 2008

Honolulu: October 10-13, 2008
Korean Adoptee Gathering in Hawai’i: Fall 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008 at 12:00am – Monday, October 13, 2008 at 12:00am

Honolulu, HI



Adoptive Family Social & Support Groups.

For info on progress on the above and events see Susan Robinson:

AVI get together in LA in Feb 2008.

Sat 9th Feb 2008 at 11am – Los Ang. USA

Welcoming International adoptees to a meet up with Indigo, a VN adoptee from Australia. Arranged by local David Fisk, for more info email:

There will also be a more casual day out on Sunday 10th Feb. For more info email Indigo at:


Minneapolis / St Paul, MN

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Please attend our dinner over dialogue. There will be a diverse group of Asian Adoptees sharing their personal stories through a panel discussion. Topics will cover identity, cultural differences, dating, and different upbringings. Enjoy dinner and music by our featured Guzheng musician, Jarrell Barton. Pre-registration and payment is requested.

When: Saturday, November, 2008

5pm Registration
5:30pm-6:30pm Panel Discussion
6:30pm Dinner over Dialogue

Musician: Jarrell Barton will provide Guzheng music before and after dinner

Hoa Bien Vietnamese Restaurant
1105 University Ave West
St. Paul, MN 55104

Fee: $20.00 per person
Pre-registration and payment is requested by November 8, 2008 Payment can be mailed to P.O. Box 18435, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Checks and Credit Cards are accepted or please go to our website for more information, Paypal is also available.


New York

Lana Noone has been involved with several events in the state. For more info on future ones
Please contact:



Cocktails for a Cause

“Benefitting ATG Against The Grain Productions & “Operation Babylift””
What: Fundraiser
Host: The ATG Board of Directors
When: Thursday, September 18 at 6:00pm
Where: AMS Production Group

16986 N. Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX


Please save the date for our first “Cocktails for a Cause”  fundraiser event, benefitting ATG Against The Grain Productions and “Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam.”