Newcomer Legacy: A Vietnamese-American Story in West Michigan

Friday, September 24, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Newcomer Legacy: A Vietnamese-American Story in West Michigan

This live Zoom event will feature a documentary screening followed by a Q&A with the film's creator, Alan Headbloom. "Newcomer Legacy" is a short documentary based on oral histories from nine Vietnamese Americans who made a new home in West Michigan in the 1970s. Recorded interviews with Vietnamese refugees provide intimate glimpses into the lives of those who settled around Grand Rapids following the overthrow of South Vietnam and withdrawal of U.S. troops in 1975, and shines light on how their experiences speak to the larger story of immigrants in our communities.


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This is a live Zoom webinar. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required to receive an access link. Register at

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Kutsche Office of Local History



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This event was added to the calendar by Mary Williford ( on Monday, September 13, 2021 and was last updated on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 8:28 a.m.