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2024 Mỹ Việt Story Slam

Celebrate AAPI heritage month with us!

Vietnamese Boat People is proud to host its 5th annual Mỹ Việt Story Slam event. This annual signature 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.

View the replay of the event by clicking the link below

Hosted by Tracey Nguyen Mang, VBP Founder
with special guest Christina Vo, author of My Vietnam, Your 

Introducing the 2024 Featured Storytellers

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​This Year's Theme: My Vietnam, Your Vietnam

This year's theme was inspired by the dual memoir, written by Christina Vo and her father, Nghia M. Vo, MY VIETNAM, YOUR VIETNAM delves into themes of identity and heritage, with stories that present a multifaceted portrayal of Vietnam and its  influence on familial bonds and individual identities. ​This year we asked our storytellers to share their unique connection with Vietnam—whether born there, departed early, or returned by choice. What does Vietnam mean to them? How does it resonate within their family? They shared with us about the common threads and diverse range of emotions.​

Thank you to our Story Slam Supporters

Want to support the story slam? Contact us for sponsorship opportunities. 

And Community Partners

What is a Story Slam?

The Story Slam hosted by Vietnamese Boat People, is an engaging live event that provides a platform and an opportunity for storytellers to share their perspective and personal stories around a specific theme. Storytellers have an allotted amount of time to share their stories using their preferred medium and format such as monologues, theatrical performances, music, art, or poetry. Click here for the collection of story slams from previous years. 


How can I help support the event?
This is a community-driven storytelling event and we would love your help to promote awareness! Please feel free to repost any of the annoucements on our social media accounts. The success of this event depends on the support of sponsors and community partners. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact us for details. VBP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

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