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.
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!