140 lbs by Susan Lieu
to Feb 17

140 lbs by Susan Lieu


Two hours into surgery, Susan’s mother loses oxygen to her brain and the plastic surgeon deliberately does not call 9-1-1 for fourteen minutes. Five days later, while in a coma, she flatlines. The surgeon is charged with medical negligence and her family falls apart; no one talks about what happened. Nineteen years later on her wedding day, Susan’s mother’s seat sits empty and Susan realizes she can no longer ignore what she’s always wanted: to know who her mother was. Sifting through thousands of deposition pages and reaching out to the killer’s family, Susan uncovers the painful truth of her mother, herself, and the impossible ideal of Vietnamese feminine beauty.

Written and performed by Susan Lieu, 140 LBS is directed by Sara Porkalob.  With Assistant Director/Stage Manager Jenny Crooks, Lighting Designer Emily Leong and Sound Designer Erin Bednarz. Co-produced by Nasus Media and Theatre Off Jackson. Supported with metta by STG and 4Culture.

Minor foul language. Theme discussion of death and body image. 12+

Start time: 7:30pm Door open: 6:30pm House open: 7pm Sunday matinees: 2pm Door open: 1pm House open: 1:30pm

2/10 Show — Artist Talkback moderated by Thanh Tan, creator and host of Second Wave, a podcast from KUOW and PRX focused on Vietnamese American refugee experiences.

2/17 (Closing Show) — Artist + Artist’s Family Q&A, dialogue focused on watching the show for the first time, grief, memory and any audience questions.

Theatre Off Jackson and the producer strive to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. Please contact us if you have any questions. Our venue is accessible by wheelchair and other mobility devices. Please contact us in advance so we can ensure your experience is as smooth as possible.

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10:00 AM10:00

Lunar New Year Celebration @ Wing Luke Musuem

In Seattle's Chinatown-International District
Seattle, WA  98104
Between 7th and 8th Avenues

Each year, VABAW and its members celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Wing Luke Museum. Celebration activities includes Lion Dancing, performances, and activities for the whole family. 

Make sure to stop by the VABAW booth for discounted admission tickets!

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5:30 PM17:30

VABAW Annual Fundraiser Banquet

Each year, family and friends of VABAW come together to celebrate the achievement of law students and to show appreciation to dedicated supports of VABAW's mentorship and clerkship programs. With the help of dedicated supporters, VABAW has been able to provide the Hong Duc Clerkship each year since its inception in 2012. In addition, VABAW has been able to connect students to important clerkship opportunities where students are able to practice what the skills they learn in school. 

We hope that you will be able to join us in the celebration and fundraising this year, and each year ahead. 


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to Sep 16

National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys

The conference kicks off with a Friday night welcome reception at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, California on September 15, 2017, followed by an all-day conference program at Chapman University School of Law, One University Drive, Orange, California on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and then a closing night gala dinner co-hosted with the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California at Royal Restaurant, 9743 Bolsa Avenue, Westminster, California on Saturday evening.

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2:30 PM14:30

Starbucks Mentorship Program

Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs Department is pleased to announce the fifth year of the Starbucks Diversity Mentorship Program.

This program will connect Starbucks in-house lawyers with private practice junior attorneys from diverse backgrounds in one-to-one entorship relationships. Starbucks legal department boasts one of the most experienced and diverse groups of attorneys in the region, and its lawyers are eager to share their insights into learning the practice of law, succeeding in law firm and other private practice environments, and for those who are interested, pursuing in-house career opportunities.

Here you can find the detailed information about the program.

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2:30 AM02:30

Clark University Doctoral Student Seeking Survey Participants for Study of Vietnamese Population

ulia Tran is a doctoral student conducting a research project with Dr. Nicola Curtin from the Psychology Department at Clark University. This study has been approved by the Clark Committee for the Rights of Human Participants in Research and Training Programs (IRB). We are looking for volunteers to participate in an online survey that will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. You will be asked to answer some questions about yourself and your opinions about political issues. To be eligible you must: (1) identify as Vietnamese; (2) be born in the United States or have come to the United States with the intention of staying permanently; (3) have lived in the U.S. for at least 3 years; and (4) be 18 years of age or older. Please note that you are not eligible for the study if you are an international student or visitor who is not planning to reside permanently in the U.S. You do not have to be politically or socially active to participate. Participation is completely voluntary and you may discontinue the study at any time for any reason without penalty. Your answers will be kept confidential.  Upon completing the survey you will have the option to provide your email address to be entered in a raffle to win one $50.00 gift card. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link: https://clarku.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aXaxmB44Wg69SfP

If you prefer to take a paper version of the survey or have any questions, please contact Julia Tran at jutran@clarku.edu or by calling 617-380-8714. You can also contact Dr. Nicola Curtin atNCurtin@clarku.edu or by calling 508-793-7261.

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1:30 AM01:30

Feldman & Lee: Attorney Position Available

Feldman & Lee has an opening in our Kent office for an attorney with 1 – 3 years of experience.  This office handles primarily personal injury, criminal defense, and family law cases.  Experience in any of these areas is a plus.  Proficiency in the Vietnamese language is strongly preferred.

Date Posted: 03.10.15.
Expiration Date for Applications: 03.20.15.
Salary Range: $50-$60k, plus benefits, commensurate with experience.
Must have current WA bar license and be in good standing.

Please send resume and cover letter by email to pfeldman@feldmanlee.com with the subject line of “Attorney Position”

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4:30 AM04:30

Renew Your VABAW Membership for 2015!

It’s that time of year again to renew your membership.  Don’t miss out on the great social events, community involvement, and career connections that a membership in VABAW brings.  We are kicking off the first of many celebrations with our Tết event (Lunar New Year) which will include food, drinks, li xi (red envelopes), firecrackers, and yes even . . . lion dancing!  Please complete the membership form here, and send it to Linda Nguyen at lnguyen@tmdwlaw.com by March 1, 2015.

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8:00 PM20:00

Office of Labor Standards Investigator at the Seattle Office of Labor Standards

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards is seeking candidates for the position of Office of Labor Standards Investigator. Please see below for more detailed information:

ABOUT THE SEATTLE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS: As a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity, address wage gaps and create a fair and health economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS) in late 2014. OLS implements City ordinances on minimum wage, paid sick and safe time, use of criminal history in employment decisions, wage theft and other laws that the City may enact in the future. OLS is housed within the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR). ABOUT THE JOB The Labor Standards Investigator position is a full-time emergency position with funding through December 31, 2016. This position will be responsible for receiving and processing intakes, drafting complaints, and handling a complex caseload requiring investigation and resolution of complaints of violations of the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, Fair Chance Employment Ordinance (formerly known as the Job Assistance Ordinance), Minimum Wage Ordinance, Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance, and dual-filed discrimination cases in employment.


• Conduct intake and draft complaints by identifying allegations of violations of Seattle\’s Labor Standards (some claims involve both labor standards and civil rights discrimination violations).

• Conduct investigations of non-compliance of Seattle\’s Labor Standards (some claims involve both labor standards and civil rights discrimination violations) including highly sensitive and/or complex investigations.

• Determine legitimacy of complaint, gather and preserve evidence, examine witnesses, review and analyze payroll records, conduct complex research using various databases and other legal tools, analyze fact patterns and prepare and issue detailed formal determinations.

• Negotiate and draft legally binding settlement contracts in cases where a violation of the labor standards or discrimination is found.

• Work on a variety of special projects, as assigned, that may include developing and leading presentations on Seattle\’s Labor Standards, reviewing labor ordinances, providing input to policies and procedures, recommending new legislation to policy makers, and analyzing and applying federal and/or state case law and regulations.

The work product of the Office of Labor Standards is subject to judicial scrutiny and must meet procedural and technical standards in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

Full Job Description: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1333475Temporary
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:http://www.seattle.gov/jobs

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