Voices of Vietnam to Host First Grassroots Community Event in New Orleans

Voices of Vietnam Co-Chairs Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao, Cyndi Nguyen will join local community leaders and leading politicians at VOV's first event since blockbuster Washington, DC press conference

Event will feature the premier of Voices of Vietnam's new documentary film highlighting the plight of Vietnamese women brutalized by South Korean soldiers during the Vietnam War

Nov 12, 2015, 17:02 ET from Voices of Vietnam

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voices of Vietnam, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about Vietnamese women who were raped and sexually assaulted by South Korean troops during the Vietnam War, today announced that it would host its first grassroots community event in New Orleans on Monday, November 16.

Voices of Vietnam Co-Chairs, Former Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao, the first Vietnamese-American member of Congress, and Cyndi Nguyen, the Executive Director of VIET New Orleans, will headline the event. Prominent politicians and New Orleans will also attend the event.

The event will also serve as the worldwide premier for Voices of Vietnam's new documentary film "They Deserve an Apology."

Last month, Voices of Vietnam held a blockbuster event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC featuring four women who were sexually assaulted by South Korean troops during the Vietnam War. The event also featured the participation of former Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman.

Over 31,000 people have signed a Change.org petition initiated by Nguyen Thi Bach Tuyet, one of the women who was raped by a South Korean soldier. 

Neither the United Nations nor South Korean President Park Geun-hye have responded to a letter signed by 10 women victims calling on South Korea to apologize for the systematic rape of Vietnamese women during the War.

Interested media should RSVP to media@vietnamvoices.org.

Who: Voices of Vietnam Co-Chairs Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao (the first Vietnamese-American member of Congress), Cyndi Nguyen (Executive Director of VIET New Orleans), local political leaders.

What: First Voices of Vietnam Local Grassroots Activation Event and World Premier of "They Deserve an Apology," a documentary about women sexually assaulted by South Korean Soldiers during the Vietnam War.

When: 3:00pm Central, Monday, November 16, 2015

Basin Street Station
501 Basin Street 
New Orleans, LA 70112
***Free Parking will be available in the lot directly adjacent to Basin Street Station***

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