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Their Journey: Vietnamese in Michigan

March 1 - 26, 2010

Their Journey: Vietnamese in Michigan is a small, traveling exhibit that provides additional historical context to Bich Minh Nguyen's Stealing Buddha's Dinner.  The exhibit includes photos from Grand Rapids and Vietnam, along with political, cultural, and personal perspectives of the journey of Vietnamese immigrants to Michigan following the Vietnam War. It consists of eight, thematically arranged banners, each 39" x 84". The eight panels discuss:

  • About Vietnam
  • Vietnam and the Cold War
  • The U.S. War in Vietnam
  • Refugees Come to Michigan
  • Bich Minh Nguyen's Journey ... in her own words (Pt. I)
  • Bich Minh Nguyen's Journey ... in her own words (Pt. II)
  • Refugees Life in Michigan
  • About Bich Minh Nguyen

This exhibition was developed by the Michigan Humanities Council in connection with The Great Michigan Read.

The Great Michigan Read, a Michigan Humanities Council Program, is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Meijer, and Citizens Bank - Saginaw.