This project was inspired by the legacy of a Joint Resolution passed under the 103rd Congress. This resolution designated May 11, 1994 as Vietnam Human Rights Day. The focus of our work is to promote civic education through innovative projects to increase AAPI and Vietnamese youth involvement as well as empowering them to take the lead in promoting human rights issues in Vietnam.
The Organizing Committee for the
The Nineteenth Commemoration of Vietnam Human Rights Day on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902 from 12 noon to 3 pm. It will mark the anniversary of the House & Senate Joint Resolution SJ 168 introduced by Former Senator Charles Robb and Former Congresswoman Leslie Byrne designating May 11, 1994 as Vietnam Human Rights Day. Subsequently, President Clinton signed it into Public Law 103-258 on May 25, 1994. Since then, the commemoration has become a traditional bi-partisan sponsorship event each year. This year, the event is hosted by Senator John Cornyn from Texas.
Our main sponsors will make important statement on human rights. We have invited members of Congress, representatives of the White House, State Department, AFL-CIO, NED, AMA and multiple international human rights organizations. There will be delegations representing Vietnamese-American communities from all across the U.S. as well as Vietnamese delegations from Canada, France, and Australia. In addition, there will be representatives of delegations from Asian countries including Burma, Tibet, China, Laos, Mongolia,Gilgit-Baltistan and more. The event will be fully covered by the media.
We very much appreciate your consideration.
Vietnam Human Rights Day is sponsored by: