Upcoming Events at The American Center in Saigon (June 24 – July 2)

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YSEALI Info Session
Time: Monday, June 29, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Malikat Rufai, Cultural Affairs Officer

Do you want to be a leader? Do you have great ideas and want to make a difference in your community? Then check out YSEALI, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative launched by President Obama. Join us for an info session to learn about opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills and build your network!

LGBT Pride Month: Documentary Film Screening “Hành Trình Cãi Mụ” (The Journey Against the Mother’s Wish)
Time: Monday, June 29, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Vo Anh Can, director; Ha Vy, main character

Come join us for the film screening of “The Journey Against the Mother’s Wish,” a touching documentary film about Vy and her transgender journey to live with her true self and pursue her dream career. Following the screening, we will have an open discussion with director Vo Anh Can and the main person in the documentary. The film and discussion will be in Vietnamese.

MOOC Camp: Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society – Session 7
Time: Tuesday, June 30, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Phan Dinh Tuan Anh, Guest Speaker

Come share what you have learned from the online materials with your peers. Participants who attend six out of seven weekly discussions at the American Center and send the proof of online course completion to achcmc@state.gov by July 5 will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion. No late submissions will be accepted.

Using Technology to Improve English – Finding Resources Outside Your Classroom
Time: Wednesday, July 1, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Speakers: Joe Potts & Aaron Huerter, University of Kansas

Two experts from the University of Kansas will share advice and resources on learning English more effectively and creatively using modern technology. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to make learning English interesting!

Celebrating American Independence Day
Time: Thursday, July 2, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Liz Pinedo, Pickering Fellow

You may know that July 4th is the Independence Day of the U.S, but do you know about its history and what American people do to celebrate this national holiday? Join us for a fun and interactive discussion with Liz Pinedo, who will walk you through the meaning of this significant day, and introduce you to some fun activities.


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