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SEAD Project to address Southeast Asian American stories in diaspora

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The SEAD Project and their Southeast Asian partners are excited to announce that they’ve been awarded as one of six host sites for the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Project by Minnesota Humanities Center.

Beginning in March 2018, six communities from around the state will begin hosting events and activities aimed at remembering the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia through the power of the humanities. These six Minnesota communities are:

• Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, Little Falls, MN
• HomeFront Resource Center, St. Cloud, MN
• Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
• Saint Louis County Historical Society, Duluth, MN
• The SEAD Project, Minneapolis, MN
• SGU Veterans and Families of USA Inc., St. Paul, MN

As evidenced by the conversations sparked by the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary, the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia left an indelible mark on millions of people. The Minnesota Humanities Center and TPT hope that these host communities will convene meaningful gatherings to honor the diversity of stories and experiences around this conflict and understand our shared humanity through lasting relationships between Veteran and non-Veteran community members.

“The Minnesota Remembers Vietnam discussion series is a perfect example of how we use the power of the humanities to strengthen connections and our shared humanity in Minnesota,” says Minnesota Humanities Center President, David O’Fallon. “These host sites will build awareness, honor personal relationships to war, and engage critically with historical events in their local communities; all of which is truly the work of the humanities. I am excited to see what events and activities the host sites develop to move narratives of the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia forward for Minnesotans.”

Taking a local approach to programming, host communities will collaborate with at least two community groups or organizations to take an active role in hosting discussion and community engagement activities with support from the Humanities Center and TPT. Host sites will also develop significant programming components that have local relevance and resonance.

For more information about the Humanities Center’s Minnesota Remembers Vietnam discussion series events and activities, visit www.mnhum.org/vietnam.

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