common ground open mic series

common ground is organized by progressive Vietnamese American community members, artists, and activists committed to cultivating a positive and safe healing space for artistic growth and community empowerment. The common ground collective builds collaborations across communities and supports the work of social justice spaces.

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We’ve been on hiatus for the past couple of months but we’re hailing our comeback with “healing”. This is in conjunction with our revamped mission statement, which emphasizes safe spaces for healing within a Viet organizing context. Enjoy an evening of art, spoken word poetry, music, and stories.



Fong Tran // spoken word

Mai-Thi Pham // music & vocals

Julie Lam // visual art

Jane Le Skaife // academic & researcher

Vietnamese American Oral Histories Project // community spotlight

DJ unSHEIKAble // guest DJ


Doors open at 6:30pm
Open Mic sign ups start at 6:30pm and end at 7pm. We have limited open mic space so come early to sign up.
Show starts at 7:30pm.

Questions? Interested in volunteering? Contact us! Leave a message here or email us at

Don’t be a square, be there! RSVP HERE!