November 08, 2021

Joy, Community, and Resilience in Vietnamese Portland

This exhibit explores joy and community as forms of resilience for Vietnamese Portlanders by showcasing photographs, writings, and quotes from a diverse range of Vietnamese voices. Curated by L&C students Ben Warner ’22 and Mei Bailey ’22, it is on display on the top floor of Watzek Library through the end of the fall semester and is available to view online.

The Vietnamese community comprises 2% of the population of Portland, one of the largest among major U.S. cities. The experiences of this community in Portland offer an important corrective to the traditional picture of Oregon’s past.  The goal of the  “Vietnamese Portland:  Memory, History, Community” archive is to document the history and experiences of Vietnamese Portlanders.