Food & Conversations + Book Signing

Food & Conversations + Book Signing

Saturday, April 20, 2024 · 7 - 9 pm EDT

8401 Greensboro Drive McLean, VA 22102

RSVP: Vietnamese Boat People: Food & Conversations, A Community Gathering Tickets, Sat, Apr 20, 2024 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Join Vietnamese Boat People and The Humanities Truck for a community event to celebrate stories from the Vietnamese diaspora community in Northern Virginia!

Come be part of our informal community gathering! Enjoy delicious food, make new friends, and learn more about the missions of Vietnamese Boat People and The Humanities Truck.

Vietnamese Boat People, established in 2018, is dedicated to the preservation and continuation of the narratives within the Vietnamese diaspora community. The organization seeks to empower the community to share their stories in their authentic voices. Through these narratives, we aim to illuminate the rich tapestry of histories and lived experiences, fostering education and meaningful connections.

The Humanities Truck seeks to mobilize the humanities and democratize the sharing and production of knowledge by bringing together scholars at American University with community residents across Washington, D.C. Together we can collect, create, interpret, and curate stories that can return to the communities they originated from and circulate throughout the metropolitan region.

Event Highlights:

  • Food and Conversations
  • Student Zine exhibitions
  • Community building with fellow neighbors and friends
  • Vietnamese diaspora author readings and book signings

Authors attending are:

* Hanh Bui, Author of The Yellow Áo Dài and Ánh's New Word: A Story About Learning a New Language

* Tracey Nguyen Mang, Developer of A Conversation Journal - To Preserve Your Family's Legacy

* Amy M. Le, Author of Snow in Vietnam and Bus Stop Buddies: The Showdown

* Eric Nguyen, Author of Things We Lost to the Water

* Len Tran, Author of Split Up by the Sea and Break the Bricks

Learn about the Vietnamese Boat People podcast/nonprofit and explore the inspiring diaspora stories from our vibrant community. We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you!

About Vietnamese Boat People

Vietnamese Boat People is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under IRS 501c3. 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. Thank you for your consideration, visit to learn more.

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