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Vietnamese American Stories: Narratives of Health and Healing

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 pm

Vietnamese American Oral History Project
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Medical Humanities Initiative Work-in-Progress Talk

Vietnamese American Stories: Narratives of Health and Healing                                        

(A Sub-collection of the Vietnamese Oral History Project at UC Irvine)tram-uci-profile-smaller

Presented by Linda Trinh Vo, Professor of Asian American Studies & Director, Vietnamese American Oral History Project and and Tram Le, Associate Director, Vietnamese Oral History Project

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: University Club Library, UCI. Parking is free of charge in the University Club lot (Directions)



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Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States and the largest concentration of Vietnamese living outside of Vietnam resides in Southern California. Their  experiences during the war in Vietnam and their turbulent journey as refugees and immigrants have contributed to the complexities of their health care. The Vietnamese American Oral History Project (VAOHP) at UC Irvine was initiated to understand the experiences of a community that has endured the psychological and physical impact of a civil war, displacement, escape, and resettlement by creating a forum for them to tell their stories and have them shared with the public. For interviewees, including both medical practitioners and patients, the telling of their history acts as a narrative healing. Moreover, these stories are for the public to understand the nuances of how this diverse population approaches health and healing.



Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
4:00 am - 5:30 pm