MY VIET STORY SLAM

Mỹ (American) Việt (Vietnamese) Story Slam is a virtual event for storytellers to share their Vietnamese American experiences.

 

Join us for the live stream event!

On May 29, 2020

at 7pm ET/4pm PT

 

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month, we will showcase Storytellers selected from a nationwide open-call to share their Vietnamese American stories on a live virtual platform. This will be a casual evening to view and celebrate the uniquenesses our community brings to the Asian American narrative. You might laugh, cry or be in total shock by the stories...either way, you will be entertained. 

This event is co-hosted by Vietnamese Boat People and WHRO and sponsored by Asian Nation of Live Nation, Asian Women Giving Circle and PBS.

WHRO, Eastern Virginia’s regional NPR and PBS station, as part of a month long initiative to chronicle the contributions and challenges of Asian Americans. WHRO will also share clips from the PBS documentary Asian Americans, focusing on the Vietnamese-American experience, for viewing during and after the event. Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

Featured Storytellers

Chosen from a nation-wide open call for submissions. 

Lynn Kim Do
Brooklyn, NY

Julian Saporiti
Portland, OR

Hop Nguyen
Los Angeles, CA

Kavi Vu
Atlanta, GA

Lauren Nguyen
New Orleans, LA

Trammy Lai
New York, NY

Cindy Nguyen
Providence, RI

David Kaizen
Dallas, TX

Dieu Ngoc Nguyen
Houston, TX

Quentin Nguyen-Duy

Brooklyn, NY

EVENT SPONSORS

Asian Nation, Live Nation Entertainment’s Global ERG (Employee Resource Group) mission is to promote greater understanding and awareness for employees about Pan-Asian Culture, foster opportunities for personal and professional development and cultivate a social, supportive and career-minded community amongst employees of Pan-Asian descent. 

WHRO Public Media improves the civic, educational and cultural life of the citizens of Eastern Virginia through the production and distribution of important and impactful local, national, and educational content. WHRO is Eastern Virginia’s regional NPR and PBS station.
 

This event is also made possible by the 2019 Asian Women Giving Circle grant. The Asian Women Giving Circle (AWGC) is the first and largest giving circle in the nation led by Asian American women. They believe culture is an essential part of any strategy for social change and raise funds to support Asian American women-led projects in NYC that use arts and culture. The Asian Women Giving Circle is a donor-advised fund of Ms. Foundation for Women.

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