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VSA at USF’s 10th Annual Heart of Vietnam: Reflection

Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

VSA's 10th Annual Heart of Vietnam: Reflection

The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at the University of South Florida (USF) proudly introduces you to our TENTH Annual Heart of Vietnam. Heart of Vietnam is VSA’s largest charity banquet of the year and will take place on Sunday, October 22nd at 6:00 pm. Join us for a night of dazzling performances at the Marshall Student Center Ballroom and learn more about Vietnamese culture.
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WHAT IS HEART OF VIETNAM?

Heart of Vietnam is an annual charity banquet held in Fall by the Vietnamese Student Association at the University of South Florida. Our event celebrates Vietnamese culture with support and collaboration from the local Vietnamese community, other VSA organizations statewide, and countless student organization passionately involved in the Asian American community at USF. Heart of Vietnam offers a memorable night of cultural showcases, meaningful performance from local performers, featuring one special guest headliner, along with authentic Vietnamese food. Proceeds from tickets sales and donations go towards our philanthropy, which was
decided by the Union of North American Vietnamese Students of America (UNAVSA) for all VSA’s across the nation. The chosen charity for this year is the Pacific Links Foundation.
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WHAT IS THE PACIFIC LINKS FOUNDATIONS?

Pacific Links Foundation (PALS), or Vòng Tay Thái Bình in Vietnamese, is a volunteer-based foundation that counters human trafficking in Vietnam by providing increased access to education, shelter, reintegration services, and economic opportunities in regions most vulnerable to human trafficking. Vietnam is a primary source for the human trafficking of women and children; which Pacific Links Foundation combats by creating sustainable & developed communities, promoting the development of skills and expertise, and empowering women for social change. Several initiatives have been established since 2001 that address the needs of early childhood education in underdeveloped and rural communities, provide scholarships to at-risk girls, and empower women through advocacy and leadership skills. The Pacific Links Foundation puts every donation toward helping individuals live safe, successful lives that are free from human trafficking.
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WHAT IS THE THEME?

The theme for the 10th Annual Heart of Vietnam is REFLECTION. “Everything happens to us is a reflection of who we are,” says by Deepak Chopra. Who we are as a person is shaped by many important factors, including our heritage and our self-respect for where we come from. As one decade has passed, we want to reflect upon, not only the journey to Heart of Vietnam, but also the journey that many of our great previous generations had conquered to give us our lives to live, to learn, to remember the glorious history that was left behind to us to reflect and grow an Asian American Pacific Islander.
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WHAT IS THE ENTRANCE FEE?

The entrance fee to Heart of Vietnam is $10 for regular admission and $15 for VIP admission. VIP guests will be offered seatings closer to the performances and the stage, greater variety of dinner choices, and a meet and greet opportunity with our guest headliner. Proceeds from ticket sales will be directly donated to the Pacific Links Foundations!

Prices will go up at the door so don’t forget to grab your tickets in advance. VSA will start selling HOV tickets once the fall term starts.
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PERFORMERS AND HEADLINER

Performers and guest headliner will soon to be announced.
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Date: October 22nd, 2017
Doors open: 6:00PM
Show starts: 7:00 PM
Location: Student Marshall Center Ballroom (located on the second floor)
Attire: Semi Formal – Dress to impress
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Stay tuned for more exciting updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any of our 2017 -2018 VSA executive board members! You may also specifically contact this year’s Heart of Vietnam director, Jeanne Le at [email protected] as well as our president, Tuyen Huynh at [email protected]

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Date:
Oct 22, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Organizer

VSA at USF
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/usfvsa

Venue

USF MSC Ballroom
Tampa, FL 33620 United States + Google Map