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JULY 19, 2022
Asian Women Giving Circle Awards $76,000 in Arts and Activism Grants
July 19, 2022 (New York, NY) –
The Asian Women Giving Circle today named ten new grantees for 2022, one of which includes Vietnamese Boat People.
“The projects we funded this year struck us for their creativity and commitment, their sense of outrage, remembrance, gratitude, and joy in response to these unprecedented times,” said AWGC co-founder Hali Lee. “These are voices we need right now.”
Nov 15, 2021
Southeast Asian female-founded company, Tuk Tuk Box, launches their first-ever meal kit
November 15, 2021 (Los Angeles, CA) – Tuk Tuk Box – a Southeast Asian women-founded online food retailer sharing Southeast Asian experiences and culture through food – announced their first-ever meal kit. A phở meal kit designed with Vietnamese American influencer and founder of Cooking off the Cuff, Ly Nguyen, and community based organization, founded by Tracey Nguyen Mang, Vietnamese Boat People. Three core values at the heart of Tuk Tuk Box are: storytelling, uplifting the Southeast Asian community, and social change, making a collaborative product with Vietnamese Boat People and Cooking Off the Cuff a natural partnership.
Nov 2, 2021
Vietnamese Boat People, A call for VBP Journeys Participants
New York, NY: — The Vietnamese Boat People (VBP) podcast and nonprofit has announced a new initiative, the VBP Journeys map, a community-driven platform created to encourage intergenerational dialogue within families and communities, to share stories and histories, and to have a space to contribute photos, artifacts and legacies. www.vietnameseboatpeople.org/journeys
The project stems from the organization’s mission to preserve the stories of the Vietnamese diaspora across multi-generations. VBP Journeys is an open platform to allow individuals to contribute stories about themselves and/or their families. It is a first-of-its kind, crowd-sourced platform, designed to be for the community, and contributed by the community.
April 19, 2021
2nd Annual Mỹ Việt Story Slam announces the 2021 selected Storytellers
Seven Storytellers have been selected for the 2nd Annual Mỹ Việt Story Slam, a signature event hosted by Vietnamese Boat People Podcast and nonprofit, that showcases stories that reflect Asian American experiences.
This year’s theme is “2020, a year unlike any other,” with stories that range from the impacts of the pandemic on loved ones and mental health to the Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate movement. Stories will be shared in varying mediums from spoken word to poetry to animation to music.
January 5, 2021
2021 Mỹ Việt Story Slam Open Call Begins
The 2021 Mỹ Việt Story Slam Open Call kicks off on Friday, January 8 for Vietnamese Boat People Podcast’s 2nd annual storytelling virtual event.
This year’s theme is ‘2020: A Year Unlike Any Other’. Individuals 18 and older, are invited to submit personal stories of their Vietnamese American perspective on how the events of 2020 have impacted them as Asian Americans, using various mediums including, but not limited to, spoken word, poetry, music, visual art, documentary, animation and more.
October 6, 2020
Vietnamese Boat People Podcast selected for PRX and Google Podcasts Creator Program
PRX and Google announced on Sept 30, 2020 the audio creators who will participate in the 2020–2021 Google Podcasts creator program, a podcast accelerator and training program for a global community. Vietnamese Boat People is among the 20 podcasts chosen from a global application process that reviewed close to 2,800 entries.
April 17, 2020
Vietnamese Boat People and Live Nation hosts Story Slam to amplify Asian American voices
Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, many Asian-Americans have experienced inflamed racism and xenophobia. With the 45th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30th and Asian-American Pacific-Islander Heritage Month approaching in May, it is even more vital to give this community a voice.