In 2015, the Vietnamese Canadian Federation reached out to Colleen Lundy, a professor emerita in the School of Social Work, to ask for her help in preserving their stories. 120,000 refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos had arrived in Canada between 1975 and 1990 and were met by church groups, municipalities, organizations and individuals.

Today, the Hearts of Freedom project is working to collect those stories with videotaped interviews.

Lundy, her Social Work colleague Allan Moscovitch, project coordinator Ginette Thomas and media Coordinator Mondy Lim are interviewing Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian Canadians, as well as civil servants, sponsors and others. The interviews can be found on the Hearts of Freedom website.

Read more about the project here.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in , ,
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