Queer & Trans Việt Healing Hub in Oakland

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Queer and Trans Việtnamese (QTViệt) Cafe

is a cultural healing hub dedicated to nourish, heal, and uplift Queer and Trans Việtnamese (QTViệt) narratives through ancestral foodways, arts, and intergenerational dialogue. Our products and community showcases provide creative platforms for personal and collective wellness and liberation.

Building Community

  • QTViệt Showcases

  • Intergenerational Feast of Resistance (Say Tết)

Foodways

  • Pop-ups at POC and queer-friendly spaces

  • Collaborative events with local enterprises

 

Stories of Our Work

Intergenerational Feast of Resistance: Say Mê Tết

VietUnity - East Bay and QTViệt Cafe carry on with the year of resistance by grounding ourselves in food and stories. Our yearly feast features dishes from the members of Say Tết People's Cookbook, a cohort of QTViệt documenting, celebrating, and sharing the foodways and recipes of our families and/or loved ones during the tết year as a pathway to organizing and creating a cultural healing hub. In a state of say mê// passion, this intimate feast and series of cooking workshops aim to deepen intergenerational bonds and discussions surrounding the intersections of being Vietnamese and being Queer and/or Trans in the context of Tết. In collectively prepping and enjoying a meal full of love, care, lots of laughter and power to feed your souls, we aim to connect with our roots and with each other.

 

QTViệt Showcase: Thriving Diaspora, Living Beyond the Binary

Queer and Trans Vietnamese adaptation of Paris By Night, a Vietnamese variety show, where 2nd generation QTViets invite their family, community, and friends for an evening full of love, healing, food, and art. 

 

QTViệt Popup: SHIPS IN THE NIGHT

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Interested in our work?

At QTViệt Cafe, we are dedicated to serving our community - we are always looking for volunteers who share the same passion. Do you feel the same way? The next step is yours.

 

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