SEAD Storytelling

Recovering Stories & Planting Possibilities



Share your story here.

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

What are the stories you carry? We recently hosted 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 November. Preorders are ready here.

UPDATE: Submissions are closed. Our book officially releases November 10th, 2018! Please join us at the book launch by RSVP here.

Saturday, November 10th, 2018
Indigenous Roots in Saint Paul, MN


Doors open 12:30pm. Program starts 1:00pm. Book signing starts 3:00pm. Light food & drinks (first come, first served). Free and open to the public.


3-course Southeast Asian street food & cash bar only.
Tickets are $50 (early bird is $25, ends 10/30).



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.


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.

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