FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 28, 2014 – SAN JOSE, Calif. — A joint collaboration of community organizations will host a San Jose City Mayoral Candidates Forum for the Vietnamese American community. The Mayoral Forum is a civic engagement event and will provide the opportunity to discuss the most pressing concerns and important policy issues affecting the Vietnamese American community in the city of San Jose. The Mayoral Forum will be held in the Visual Performing Arts Theater of Evergreen Valley College with Vicky Nguyen as moderator of the discussion. Vicky is a San Jose local and an award-winning investigative reporter with NBC Bay Area News. “The Mayoral Forum is an excellent opportunity for civic engagement for the Evergreen Valley College community, and for the community-at-large to participate in the local municipal governance process,” said Henry Yong, President of Evergreen Valley College. “It is only through active and constructive participation that we could expect progress and change in our municipal government, and to ensure that the next Mayor of San Jose is indeed the best candidate for our dynamic and multi-cultural society.” Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Doors Open: 10:30 AM Program from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Evergreen Valley College, VPA Theater 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135 Confirmed Candidates: Dave Cortese, Sam Liccardo Awaiting Confirmation: Rose Herrera, Madison Nguyen, and Pierluigi Oliverio This forum is in partnership with Evergreen Valley College and a collaboration between diverse community organizations (as of 3/28/14): Vietnamese American Roundtable (VAR), Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley (VAPW), Viet Voters, United Vietnamese Student Associations of Northern California (UVSA), Vietnamese American Communities & Coalitions of Northern California (VACCNorcal), Viet Public Broadcast Network (VietPBN), Luc Luong Si Quan Thu Duc, Vietnamese American Women Volunteer Association of Northern California, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA), VStars United FC About us: The Vietnamese American Roundtable’s mission is to connect organizations and professional individuals to share resources, networking and collaborative opportunities for the betterment of the Vietnamese American community. Contact Vietnamese American Roundtable


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