SEAD Storytelling

Recovering Stories & Planting Possibilities

 

 

SEAD Storytelling (SEADS) invites you to join the conversation.

What are the stories you carry? We will host 5 community conversations with our Southeast Asians to create space, capture stories and produce creative storytelling works of visual, literary, digital and performance art in a pop-up showcase in October.

  • 4 Community Conversations
  • 1 Southeast Asian Community Conversation
  • 1 Creative Pop-Up Showcase (Open to the public)

All participants will receive a book of select stories collected throughout this project. The stories will honor. inspire and bring hope for the next generation of Southeast Asians.

Happenings

  • April through May – Conversation starters
  • June 24 – Southeast Asian Convening
  • October 27 – Book Launch & Creative Pop-up Showcase (Open to the public)

Join Southeast Asian Diaspora Storytelling (SEADS) as we reflect on war and memory and create space to reclaim our Southeast Asian histories. Share your story here.

Actions

Engage in dialogue with affected Southeast Asian communities (veterans, elders, activists, etc) through arts as an entry point for sparking and engaging conversations. Reclaim historically invisible Southeast Asian histories and perspectives missing from the arena of honor, war, and memory through the lens of many diverse voices and truths. Promote meaningful space to educate, understand, acknowledge and connect the past to today on issues that our SEA communities are confronted with in perpetual displacement, economic disparities and educational inequities.

Goal

Through critical cultural conversations, creative inquiry and healing justice approach, SEADS aims to gather youth, elders, activists, veterans, artists and other affected and invisible voices to discuss, acknowledge, reflect on war and memory and create space that honors the journeys of our Minnesota Southeast Asian Diaspora communities (Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Viet and other ethnic groups).

SEADS is presented to you by The SEAD Project, ManForward & Partners

Core Team

Chanida Phaengdara Potter, The SEAD Project
Pheng Thao, ManForward
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Narate Judie Keys 

 

 

 

 

This project is made possible from legacy funding through the Minnesota Humanities Center.

Minnesota Remembers Vietnam is an initiative led by Twin Cities PBS aimed at inspiring Minnesotans to remember, share stories, recognize bravery, express their reasons for dissent, and foster understanding around the lasting impact of war. TPT is partnering with the Minnesota Humanities Center to bring public conversations around these topics to communities across the state, thanks to support from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Learn more or see how you can be involved by emailing us at seadstorytelling@gmail.com or by filling out the form below:

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