RESOURCES

The page is designed to educate, connect communities, and inspire change with stories, news, and insights.
Below are just a few resources to explore. 

VIETNAMESE IMMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES

When Vietnamese boat arrivals escalated dramatically in 1979, with more than 54,000 arrivals in June alone, boat 'pushbacks' became routine and thousands of Vietnamese may have perished at sea as a result.

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Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES

There were virtually no Vietnamese students in American elementary or secondary schools before 1975. Growing up in America has been difficult for the children of refugees. As a group, they were uprooted from their homeland under frequently violent and traumatic circumstances.

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Source: Teaching Tolerance

VIETNAMESE IMMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES

The Vietnamese immigrant population has grown significantly since 1975, roughly doubling every decade between 1980 and 2000, and then increasing 26 percent in the 2000s. In 2017, more than 1.3 million Vietnamese resided in the United States, accounting for 3 percent of the nation’s 44.5 million.

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Source: Migration Policy Institute

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FIGHTING XENOPHOBIA AND ADDRESSING ANTI-ASIAN RACISM

Anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes root back to our early history, and in the latest news there's been an uptick in Anti-Asian hate crimes, particularly targeting elderly Asian Americans. It is important to fight against this incessant racism, and be vocal about the lives that are currently at risk.

WATCH, READ, & SHARE

  • Asian Americans: The history of identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by Asian Americans. (PBS, 5-part documentary series)

  • The Vietnam War: A film from Ken Burns and Lynn Novice. (PBS, 18-hour documentary series)

  • 'We are crying out to help.' Actors, activists sounding alarm on surging attacks against Asian Americans (MSNBC, video)

  • The long history of US racism against Asian Americans, from 'yellow peril' to 'model minority' to the 'Chinese virus' (The Conversation, article) 

  • America's long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens (National Geographic, article)

  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit (APALA)

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

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California

New York

OTHER RESOURCES

If there are any other mental health resources or AAPI organizations you'd like us to champion, email Jackie Reed at jackie@vietnameseboatpeople.org.

REFUGEE RELIEF SERVICES SPOTLIGHTS

We'd like to spotlight some of our partners helping to support today's refugee community. We encourage you to explore their volunteer opportunities or donate to our universal cause!

Reestablish Richmond (ReR)

 

Multicultural Refugee Coalition 

Miry's List 

Hearts and Homes for Refugees (HHR)

Migrant Center of NY

GirlForward

San Diego Refugee Tutoring 

Vickery Trading