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Vietnamese Boat People Videocast
Vietnamese Boat People is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization. We are a team of content creators, digital strategists, and community advocates skilled in storytelling, filmmaking, journalism and social impact. As descendants of refugees and immigrants, we are dedicated to working with the community to tell their stories because we understand how hard it can be to do it alone. Visit us at www.vietnameseboatpeople.org
Vietnamese Boat People JOURNEYS MAP - Testimonials
We believe in the power of storytelling and its ability to connect people and communities. The Vietnamese Boat People Journeys initiative provides space where families and individuals can share stories and histories, as well as contribute photos, artifacts, and memories of their diaspora journeys from Vietnam. We hope it encourages intergenerational dialogue and builds more awareness of the lived experiences of the Vietnamese community from all over the world. We invite you to explore the stories and contribute your own to this digital collective at www.vietnameseboatpeople.org/journeys. Vietnamese Boat People (VBP) is a podcast and non-profit with the mission to preserve and carry forward the stories of the Vietnamese diaspora. We aim to educate and inspire listeners on the diaspora history of the Vietnamese community and connect people through stories of the human spirit. In addition to the podcast, our public programs empower people to preserve their own stories through storytelling workshops and events, story slams, community blogs, conversation kits and journey mapping. The work of VBP helps to lift up marginalized voices and shine a light on untold stories.
Introducing VBP Journeys, a digital collective to preserve stories from the Vietnamese Diaspora community. Visit www.vietnameseboatpeople.org/journeys Vietnamese Boat People podcast and nonprofit, introduces VBP Journeys version 2.0. We are so excited to share this next phase! The Vietnamese Boat People Journeys map was created to encourage intergenerational dialogue within families and communities, to share stories and histories, and to have a space to contribute photos, artifacts and legacies. This is a community-driven a digital space to showcase family stories contributed directly from the community. Everyone has a story to share. And we are inviting you to share yours on this global collective of stories. Your contribution can be short or long. The form is available in both English and Vietnamese, allowing you to submit stories in the language of your preference. This new version is still a work in progress so please give us feedback! If you see typos, kinks, or just have ideas to make it better, please tell us. Join us in painting a more comprehensive picture of the complex journeys and lived experiences of the Vietnamese community all over the world.
Journey of Hope: The Story of The Vietnamese Boat People Podcast
Turn your videos into live streams with Restream https://restre.am/ANIm The Vietnamese Boat People podcast has unique ethos empowers Vietnamese people to share their family stories and encourages others to listen and learn about their families' past experiences. Tracey Nguyen Mang, the podcast's creator will share her inspiration for starting the project and discuss the power of storytelling to connect us across cultures and generations. Through the podcast, Tracey has discovered that family stories can be both empowering and healing.
MEET THE VBP TEAM
The Vietnamese Boat People is a podcast and non-profit with the mission to preserve the stories of the Vietnamese diaspora. It is estimated that almost two million Vietnamese risked their lives to flee oppression and hardship after the Vietnam War, in one of the largest mass exoduses in modern history. This population of people are known as the ‘Vietnamese Boat People'. We are a team of passionate volunteers and contributors, from students to experienced professionals. We are proud to contribute our skills and time to this mission. Join Host Tracey Nguyen Mang, who fled Vietnam at the age of three, in documenting the stories of hope, survival and resilience of the Vietnamese people. Stories of lived experiences, captured in first person across multiple generations. Search for Vietnamese Boat People, on your favorite podcast app.
Ep 44 VBP Listening Party: The Escape
The stories we share on Vietnamese Boat People Podcast are often harrowing tales of people surviving adversities and finding strength and resilience to move forward. Diving into their family histories and trauma, our interviewees can all be described as brave and introspective. And the same can also be said about our listeners. Over the years, listeners have reached out to us sharing how the podcast has given them a newfound connection with the culture. Our desire to bring people together to share stories and experiences, along with inspiration from podcasting colleagues Self Evident and PRX, led us to organize the first VBP listening party (kinda like a book club!). Several members of the VBP team met up virtually to listen to and discuss episode 31: The Escape. It was our first time doing this as a group, and the experience was recorded in order to serve as a guide for anyone who wishes to do something similar. Our conversation became a deep dive into one of the most intricate stories we’ve featured, as well as a behind-the-scenes discussion about how the episode came together. We hope this inspires you to host your own listening party with students, communities or just with friends and families. Visit www.Vietnameseboatpeople.org for more details and subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcast. It's free! Featuring: Tracey Nguyen Mang, Saoli Nguyen, Matt Young, Bella Nguyen, Anthony Nguyen, and Brandon Nguyen Episode Credits: Associate Producer: Saoli Nguyen VBP theme music: Clarity, Paulina Vo Other music: Hop In (Instrumental Version): Iso Indies
Family Histories & Emotional Truths: Healing Thru Writing
Vietnamese Boat People podcast and nonprofit (www.vietnameseboatpeople.org) is proud to present an intimate discussion on family and emotional truths with three Vietnamese-Americans who turned to writing as a way to confront and reconcile with their history and upbringing. Listen to this conversation on self-discovery and how you can begin to document your own stories. Featuring: Alison Hong Nguyen Lihalakha, author of Salted Plums Christina Vo, author of The Veil Between Two Worlds Len Tran, author of Split Up By The Sea Moderated by: Tracey Nguyen Mang, host of the Vietnamese Boat People podcast This event is supported by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and Quill Hawk Publishing in effort to inspire the community to learn about family histories and contribute stories to the VBP Journeys digital collection. Follow us on Instagram @vietnameseboatpeople
Vietnamese Boat People podcast, join us in preserving the stories of hope, survival and resilience of the Vietnamese diaspora. Visit www.vietnameseboatpeople.org Produced in 2021 Trailer produced/edited by Saoli Nguyen Instagram/Twitter @saolinguyen, saolinguyen.com Podcast Trailer Featuring: Tracey Nguyen Mang (Host) Frank Nguyen (Episode 2: “Three Days Old - Part 1”) Yen Ngo (Episode 18: “Van Da”) Tom Pham (Episode 14: “The World Looked Away”) Phuc Tran (Episode 26: ”Sigh, Gone”) Thanhha Lai (Episode 15: “Butterfly Yellow”) Vi Son Trinh (Episode 23: “Second Gen”) Belle Le (Episode 28: “Story Slam 2021”) Images: Tracey Nguyen Mang & family (Episodes 1-5) “Bolinao 52” by Duc Nguyen (Episode 12: “Bolinao 52”) Phuc Tran & family (Episode 26: “Sigh, Gone”) Thanhha Lai (Episode 15: “Butterfly Yellow”) Yen Ngo (Episode 18: “Van Da”) “Velcro Shoes” by Cindy Nguyen (Episode 20: “Story Slam 2020”) Belle Le (Episode 28: “Story Slam 2021”) Vivian Luu (Episode 13: “Miss VSA”) Loan Nguyen & GAPIMNY (Episode 21: “One Way Ticket”) Adele Pham (Episode 11: “Nailed It!”) “Tell Hanoi I Love Her” by Julian Saporiti (Episode 20: “Story Slam 2020”) “Above Trash” by Lynn Kim Do (ep 20, Story Slam 2020) Featured Storytellers (Episode 28: “Story Slam 2021”) Vietnamese Boat People team! Music: “Cinematic Piano Ambient” by Aleksandr Shamaluev Instagram @ashamaluevmusic Stock Footage: pexels.com
Vietnamese Boat People Podcast Trailer
A livestream podcast taping event - virtual discussion with author Phuc Tran of 'Sigh, Gone' and VBP podcast host Tracey Nguyen Mang. For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone is a memoir that shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir Tran navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, and teenage rebellion, all while attempting to meet the rigid expectations set by his immigrant parents. Visit www.vietnameseboatpeople.org for more details on the stories of the Vietnamese diaspora. This event was produced with the support of VBP team members Megan Do (event production) and Matt Young (video and podcasting production).
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