May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Join media expert Chau Nguyen and Professor Son Mai, Ph.D. of Midland College as they tell stories of the Vietnamese American migration experience in Texas. The event is Thursday, May 19, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., at The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby Street. Enjoy appetizers from Jenni’s Noodle House, wine, music, and poetry. We would like to thank Houston Area Women’s Center, UH-Downtown’s History Department, and Midland College for their support in sharing Houston’s heritages.
The Vietnamese community in the United States was minimal until Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975. Early immigrants entered the country as refugees, with most being supporters of the non-communist South Vietnam in the Vietnam War conflict, and fled due to fear of political persecution under the new communist regime. After resettlement, the Vietnamese Americans continued to struggle with challenges in acculturation and discrimination in their new country.
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