Stories of Migration – Memories from Vietnam

Venue: An Viet Foundation, 12-14 Englefield Rd, London N1 4LS

Date: 19th November

Time: 6pm-8pm

Photo copyright Kieran Jones

Photo copyright Kieran Jones

Following the end of the Vietnam War, between 1975 and 1995 an estimated two million Vietnamese left their country – many of them risking their lives in crowded boats and fleeing across the South China Sea to countries throughout the region. These refugees, known as “boat people,” forced the United States, Australia and others to scramble to find them a home. Having interviewed former “boat people” at community centres in London, Kieran Jones and Neil Loughlin will talk about Vietnamese integration in the UK. Mr. Than Vu, the managing director of the An Viet Foundation in Hackney, will share his first-hand experience with the audience.

The talk will be illustrated by photographs from Kieran Jones taken during the research and be followed by a small reception with wine and nibbles.

With support from An Viet Foundation.

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