Minority Affairs

Minority Affairs Committee Update May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The Minority Affairs Committee continues to prepare for our diversity seminar at the Leadership & Education Conference in July. It promises to be an educational piece for all veterans, more so…

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Gumersindo Gomez, Minority Affairs Committee Chair

Minority Affairs Committee Update January/February 2018

February 28, 2018

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The new year promises to be a great one for the Minority Affairs Committee. When we asked State Council Presidents to provide a rough count of minority members, the question caused…

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Gumersindo Gomez, Minority Affairs Committee Chair

Minority Affairs Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The Minority Affairs Committee is starting the new administration preparing plans for the new tenure, and including a greater diversity of veterans.  (more…)

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Edmund Pettus Bridge

Chapter 607 to Erect Memorial at Edmund Pettus Bridge

March 17, 2017

Chapter 607 is sponsoring their 5th Vietnam Memorial, this time at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. The memorial will remember the veterans who fought in Vietnam and against segregation in…

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Jerry Yamamoto, Chair

Call For Nominations for Diversity Award

December 5, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee is requesting nominations from the Vietnam Veterans of America membership for the VVA National Minority Affairs Committee Diversity Award. VVA's Minority Affairs Committee Diversity Award recognizes outstanding achievements by an individual,…

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South Penn Street Bridge

Bridge Dedicated to Black Veterans in York

September 15, 2016

York, PA is dedicating the South Penn Street Bridge to it's county's black veterans. The bridge dedication resonates especially with Charles Moye Jr., a black Vietnam veteran. During the war, Moye struggled during his service,…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update July/August 2016

July 25, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee hopes you will attend the VVA Leadership & Education Conference in Tucson. There will be informative seminars and workshops. Our committee members will not host one, but we will be in…

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Soldiers

Minority Affairs Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee has established its goals for the new fiscal year. Despite our meager budget, we will try to extend our efforts across the country using the talents of our committee members in…

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Jerry Yamamoto, Chair

Minority Affairs Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee has twelve Convention Resolutions it actively supports. These resolutions recognize the contributions of Vietnam veterans who are ethnic minorities from all areas of the world. The committee appreciates their decision to participate in…

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The Partnership Between VVA and the Seminole Tribe of Florida

October 12, 2015

About three years ago, VVA’s Florida State Council undertook an effort to help the veterans of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and their families. These veterans have fought in every war in which Americans have…

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