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Want to ask questions about your own family's diaspora history but don't know where to begin?
Check out the VBP Conversation Kit designed to help you start the dialogue. A HUGE thank you to the NJ Council for the Humanities for supporting this initiative. 

Get a kit to begin the journey to understand, reconnect and preserve your family's stories.
For nonprofits, please contact us to collaborate and distribute free kits in your communities!


The VBP Conversation Cards were created to empower those interested in capturing and preserving the stories of the Vietnamese community. The kit is designed to be a fun activity for two people, a small group or an entire family. It includes a set of questions in four categories to help spark the conversation, a list of major historical events to provide context and the basics on how to record the conversations to preserve it.


Preserve & Share: Here are some basic tips on how to record the conversations and a template to jot down key family dates and events. We encourage you to contribute your stories to our digital archive at Vietnamese Boat People Journeys Map! 

Share Your Story
Share Your Story

Consider sharing the stories on the VBP Journeys Map betaYou can contribute to the mission of preserving history for the humanities by sharing your story through our programs and platform. Download the guide here. 

The beta versions of the Conversation Kit and the VBP Journeys map was made possible through the support of the NJ Council for the Humanities Incubation Grant. Please help us improve, send any questions or suggestions to

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