First General Meeting!

Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:00pm in the Wilcox common room.

Come meet and catch-up with the new and old members of VSA and be sure to let us know of any ideas you have for events that you would like to see VSA put on.


Film Screening of Dung Dot (Don't Burn It) with guest Director Mr. Dang Nhat Minh

Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm in the Rocky-Mathey Theater

The film "Don’t Burn it" is the story of a female doctor, Dang Thuy Tram, from Hanoi. During the war, she headed an infirmary in a war-ravaged area where, according to her diary, "death can be easier than having a meal." Her diary documents her love for people, her burning longings for her family and relatives, and her dreams about peace, which have touched the heart of an American soldier on the opposing side. This war diary has the strength to bring people of different colors and political viewpoints closer. It is a rarity. If one can call this film propaganda, it must be propaganda about the love among human beings. I think on this earth wherever there is hatred and killing, such propaganda is still necessary.

In 2005, 35 years after Dang Thuy Tram’s diary was found by an American solider, it was returned to her family. It was published and has become a best seller in post-war Vietnam. In 2007, it was published by Random House with a translated title "Last Night I Dreamed of Peace."