Culture

Second Wave Podcast

A podcast from KUOW Public Radio and PRX follows Thanh Tan, UNAVSA-15 Keynote, as she uncovers how a war that ended decades ago is still affecting the Vietnamese community - listen here!...

Here & Queer: An LGBTQ+ Podcast

Compiled by the Civic Engagement Committee in honor of LGBT Pride Month | June 2018 UNAVSA is proud to present its very first podcast featuring Vu Thai (he/him/his) and Jen Nguyen (he/him/his). Listen in as Vu and Jen share their stories about growing up as a LGBTQ+...

A Brief History and Unspoken Reality of the Vietnamese Nail Salon Worker

A Piece by Kevin Le and Thuy Trang | June 13, 2018 Introduction Anjelah Johnson is a comedian who did a stand up show titled, “Nail Salon.” It was posted to YouTube in 2007 but in 2018, it continues to be shared through various platforms as comedy. In the video, she...

I Am Vietnamese

A Piece by Thuy Trang | May 16, 2018 Whenever someone asks me, “What is your ethnicity?” my answer is, “I am Vietnamese.” Technically speaking, I am Vietnamese-American meaning I am ethnically Vietnamese, but I was born and raised in the United States. Even though...

What the Numbers Mean for Southeast Asians

A Piece by Kevin Le | May 23, 2018 Last year, UNAVSA released an article discussing the model minority myth and the disaggregated data between different Asian communities. It sought to highlight the historical context of the said “positive stereotype” and also examine...

Warrior Women of Vietnam

There’s a saying in Vietnamese culture that describes extremely strong women, either possessing amazing physical strength, or strong conviction in their morals leading up to great acts of honor, like standing up against enemies , entire nations, and anything in...