Our goal to empower and amplify the voices of the Vietnamese community and encourage people to take part in shaping the narrative. Whether you are are an existing creator or a novice storyteller, we want to help you showcase your stories and record meaningful conversations. Below are different ways you can get started, create and contribute to the mission of preserving our history and our stories.
CONTRIBUTE A BLOG
Every week, we publish a blogpost related to the Vietnamese diaspora journey. Recollect you or your family's story with a blogpost, a piece of poetry, or featured artwork. All submissions will be considered. Email Lani@vietnameseboatpeople.org with a pitch.
Our Most Recent Blog Posts
All published blogs can be found here.
Each year, we host Story Slam, an event that invites storytellers to submit a video sharing their Vietnamese American experiences. Storytellers are chosen from a nation-wide open call.
Thanks to all the storytellers from the 2020 My Viet Story Slam!
Watch a replay of 2020 My Viet Story Slam here.
Check out this year's ten storytellers' submissions here.
With the guidance of VBP's Conversation Kit, learn more about your family's diaspora journey. There are a series of questions and topics to help you get started.
Memories of Vietnam
Learn more about the VBP Conversation Kit here.
Join us to build awareness, curate stories, and amplify the history and current successes of our Vietnamese community!
The VBP Ambassador program pilot is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, an independent non-profit organization and state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This is a volunteer-based (10-15 hours per month) role with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and be part of shaping the narrative of the Vietnamese-American experience. We offer internship credits for the program and each ambassador will receive ethnographic interview training and a customary Ambassador kit!
We are now recruiting for Spring 2021! Click the "Apply Here" button to submit an application.
For more information about the program, contact Anna@vietnameseboatpeople.org.