Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) celebrates and fosters diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN promotes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora to inspire understanding and dialogue within our community, and with others. Our complex and diverse stories must be championed and passed on to current and future generations. We are refugees, immigrants, survivors, and descendants, and our stories must be heard.

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Empowered Voices

ÁCCENTED #16 | The Art of Healing: Mental Health in Diasporic Communities

This episode of ÁCCENTED will feature a panel of leaders and scholars in the mental health field. James Huynh, Danny Thien Le, Dr. Yvonne Y. Kwan, and Dr. Thu Quach will join Pulitzer-prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in a conversation centering on mental health, self care, and wellness through the course of the pandemic vis-a-vis the lens of intergenerational trauma. We will explore the expanding need for mental health awareness and dialogue along with resources for older and younger generations alike, especially through the lens of anti-Asian violence and racism, intergenerational trauma, and bicultural/queer i

Documenting Language and Archive in Vietnamese Diasporic Autobiography

The language employed to tell the story is capable of determining which story the subject wants to tell and tell whom.

In the Diaspora: December 2021

News from Việt Nam ►Hoi An is first Vietnam town to phase out dog and cat meat ►Rice fields and Rihanna: the Vietnamese couturier with a...


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