This Mosaic Connect episode – Love, Loss, Life – is a historical and musical journey across San Jose through the voices of Vietnamese, Chicano, and African-American communities. The Opening Act will comprise conversations with community representatives including Rosanna Alvarez and Leon Beauchman, who will talk about the contributions of Chicano, African-American, and Vietnamese communities to San Jose, California’s rich culture and history. This will be followed by music that was inspired by these stories, created and performed by Emmy-award winning musician and composer Van-Anh Vo. Using first-person narratives as both the foundation and inspiration for her work, Vo has created a performance that explores shared experiences and the common threads that bind us together as a nation. The episode will conclude with the speakers and artists engaging in an interactive Q&A session.