Latest Past Events

AAPI Rising: Soul Care

Community Medicine & Mindfulness Meditation As part of our AAPI Rising series, we’d like to invite you to join VAYLA’s end-of-year community check-in. Our Executive Director, Jacqueline Thanh, MSW, will lead a meditation for us to turn our attention within. After another long year of complex grief across our diasporic community, we are holding space … Continued


Sinews in the Cypress: New Orleans in a More Uncertain World

Join VAYLA as we explore how climate change is impacting our community and making life more uncertain in our city. In this installment of Sinews in the Cypress guest speaker series, we bring in Julia Kumari Drapkin to discuss extreme weather in New Orleans. Julia is the CEO and founder of ISeeChange, an award winning climate change … Continued


AAPI Rising: Round Table with VAYLA

Join our team in this AAPI Rising installment to learn more about who we are and what drives us. Engage with us & support our petition for inclusion. VAYLA’s Executive Director, Jacqueline Thanh, MSW will be moderating a conversation between VAYLA's team to discuss what it means to engage in community building, learning and unlearning … Continued