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Wednesday May 29, 2024

2024 Mỹ Việt Story Slam

May 29th, 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT
Virtual event on Zoom


Celebrate AAPI heritage month with us! Vietnamese Boat People (VBP) is proud to host its annual Mỹ Việt Story Slam event to ensure Vietnamese voices and stories are included in the overall narrative of AAPI heritage month. The event celebrates the uniquenesses of the Vietnamese community and its diaspora stories and experiences from six storytellers chosen from a worldwide open call for submissions.

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Monday April 30, 2024

Việt Thanh Nguyễn 

Montclair Literary Festival
7:00 PM

Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation about A Man of Two Faces with New York Times best-selling author Garth Risk Hallberg. This event is co-sponsored with AAPI Montclair and the Vietnamese Boat People community organizations.

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Monday April 30, 2024

Bolinao 52 - Film Screening

Immigrant Stories Film Series hosted at the Montclair Public Library

6:00 PM

This award-winning documentary tells the story of one boat that escaped Vietnam with 110 refugees on board. After 37 days at sea, only 52 survived. Watch the trailer. Listen to the  interview with filmmaker Duc Nguyen: VBP episode #12


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Monday April 29, 2024

Nailed It - Film Screening

Immigrant Stories Film Series hosted at the Montclair Public Library

2:00 PM

After it premiered on PBS in 2019, “Nailed It” became the highest streamed film of the “America Reframed” series. Uncover the real history of the Vietnamese nail salon. Watch the trailer. Directed and Produced by Adele Free Pham. Listen to the Interview with filmmaker Adele Free Pham: VBP episode #11

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Food & Conversations: Community Night

Join VBP and The Humanities Truck for a community event to celebrate stories from the Vietnamese diaspora community in Northern Virginia!


Come be part of our informal community gathering! Enjoy delicious food, make new friends, and learn more about the missions of Vietnamese Boat People and The Humanities Truck.

Event Highlights: Food and Conversations, Student Zine exhibitions, Community building, Vietnamese diaspora author readings, book signings and more!

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MONTCLAIR READS “THE BEST WE COULD DO” Hosted by Montclair Public Library, Adult School programming. 


Vietnamese Boat People will share the prompts they’ve developed to facilitate family storytelling for podcasts. Presented by Tracey Nguyễn Mang VBP Founder.

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January 28, 2024

Lunar New Year Fair

The NJ Vietnamese American Community Association (NJVACA) is pleased to announce a Lunar New Year Fair! Visit the VBP booth to explore books by Vietnamese American writers and learn more about our program and services. 

Held at the Royal Albert’s Palace

1050 King Georges Post Rd, Fords, NJ 08863

12 - 9pm
$20 for adults, free for 18 years and younger

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January 27, 2024

Lunar New Year Celebration

Kick off the 2024 Lunar New Year with a day of festivities at the Montclair Art Museum. 

Hosted by AAPI Montclair/New Jersey


Come visit our VBP table to explore children's books written by Vietnamese American authors, shop handcrafted items from Vietnam and explore our programs! All sales and donations at our table will benefit VBP 2024 public programming. 

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