VIRTUAL: Stories of the Vietnamese Diaspora Online
Tracey Nguyen Mang, founder and chief storyteller of the Vietnamese Boat People podcast, will present stories of refugees who came to America as part of the Vietnamese diaspora in the wake of the Vietnam War. This is a virtual program that will take place on Zoom. Please register in advance to receive the link to join.
Vietnamese Boat People (VBP) is a podcast and non-profit with the mission to preserve and carry forward the stories of the Vietnamese diaspora. The organization seeks to educate and inspire listeners on the diaspora history of Vietnamese Americans and evoke more empathy towards the millions of refugees around the world today. 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.
Our award-winning podcast has been recognized by NPR, Forbes, PRX, Google, National Geographic,and critical refugee studies from around the world. The podcast curates stories of lived experiences, captured in first person from multiple generations; family stories of history, heritage and migration journeys. It is available on all major podcast platforms, reaches a global audience, and ranked in the top 1.5% of podcasts by ListenNotes.
Founder, Tracey Nguyen Mang:
Tracey Nguyen Mang is the creator and host of the Vietnamese Boat People (VBP) podcast and nonprofit. She fled Vietnam with her family at the age of three and grew up ashamed by the stigma of being a refugee and struggled with navigating her own Asian American identity. In 2018, she began to document her family's story and along the way, discovered that there are many others like her, trying to piece together the history. Tracey started VBP by publishing her family’s story in Season 1 of the podcast, and today, the organization shares stories from other families and individuals through its podcast, events and programs.
Prior to starting VBP, Tracey has over 20+ years of working in strategy and management consulting, social impact and corporate responsibility. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of storytelling and design thinking principles, CSR and employee engagement, and Asian American narratives. She has a bachelor’s from Johnson & Wales University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Tracey currently resides in Montclair New Jersey with her husband, two kids, a big dog and a goldfish.
This program is presented by the Chelmsford Public Library in partnership with Memorial Hall Library in Andover.
- Thursday, April 28, 2022
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Online - Zoom #1
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