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Thank you to Google/PRX podcast creators program for sponsoring the 2021 Mỹ Việt Story Slam.
Mỹ Việt Story Slam: Meet the 2021 Storytellers
Mỹ (American) Việt (Vietnamese) Story Slam is a virtual event for storytellers to share their Vietnamese American experiences. Thursday May 6, 2021 at 7pm ET/4pm PST RSVP at www.vietnameseboatpeople.org/storyslam In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month, we will showcase Storytellers selected from a nationwide open-call to share their Vietnamese American stories on a live virtual platform. This will be a casual evening to view and celebrate the uniquenesses our community brings to the Asian American narrative. You might laugh, cry or be in total shock by the stories...either way, you will be entertained.
Moderation by Yen Vu
Yen Vu writes for fun and teaches for a living. She holds a PhD in French Studies and does research on Vietnamese intellectual history. Her family came to the US through the Humanitarian Operation, and settled in San Diego, California. She currently resides in New York. Instagram: @jpnesecurrency
Bodies by Kyle Nguyen
Kyle Nguyen was born and raised in Orange County, CA, he is currently a 3rd year Sociology major with a minor in Asian American Studies at UCLA. He plans to pursue a dual Master's in Social Welfare and Public Health and hopes to become a Child and Family Social Worker in the future. Instagram: @kmskyle
Vinh Nguyen is a '90s kid who loves Jesus. He is happily married to his wife, Stephanie, and together they have 3 kids, His 2 month old son, he is currently very tired. But that's not stopping Vinh from sharing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with his 8th grade students in Philadelphia. He is a teacher, with a side hustle in graphic design, and loves to read books, eat candy, and watch thrillers. Instagram: @finncredible @shopgotglory
Lộc "Leo" Nguyễn is a comedian born and raised in Sài Gòn, Việt Nam. At 16, via a generous scholarship, he went to the U.S. to study politics at the best democracy in the world -- only to severely question his decision after the 2016 election. He graduated from Augustana College in 2018 with degrees in Politics and Theater -- and was the college's 2-time Last Comic Standing winner. Instagram: @leonguyencomedy Facebook & YouTube: Leo Nguyen Comedy
Anthony Nguyen was born in Honolulu, Hawaii transplanted to Houston, Texas, and later to the California Bay Area where he currently resides. Although he went on to study Computer Science and worked in the tech industry as an engineer for over a decade, his true passion resided in the arts. Instagram: @bewatercolorist / @kudosumoart
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