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May 23, 2019

Jokes are often made on social media about how you’ll never see an Asian woman on the Maury Povich show, waiting for a DNA test while arguing with 2 men about the father of her baby.  Our community prides ourselves in not being a part of trash pop-culture. In the same...

April 10, 2018

Chopsticks Alley Podcast Episode 7:

A discussion with author Lily Hoang about identity and gender roles in Hoang's book, A Bestiary.

Host: Rachel Egoian

Sponsor: Work2Furture
Guest: Lily Hoang
Edited by: Carolyn Le

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January 9, 2018

In the Vietnamese culture, husbands are expected to hold dominant positions in the family. There is no doubt conflicts will arise when patriarchal beliefs changes. Norms and values between husbands and wives are shifting as assimilation takes place in America. As a res...

November 29, 2017

Trauma and its enduring legacy--a well-known but rarely admitted secret among many Vietnamese elders and immigrants. The fall of Saigon in 1975 has left many Vietnamese grappling with the horrors of the war, communist “reeducation”, escapes by boats, and refugee camps....

August 31, 2017

Have you ever noticed when walking by Vietnamese coffee shops, restaurants or cafes, there is a distinct smell of cigarette smoke in the air both indoor and outdoor? 

Though in California, we are not allowed to smoke in public spaces and are only allowed to smoke at le...

August 7, 2017

Research studies on health disparities have been conducted on Vietnamese elders since their resettlement in the US the last 40 years. Earlier studies were primarily focused on mental health conditions. However, recent research began to emerge and shows the general Viet...

February 22, 2017

Watch Chopsticks Alley Talks Live - Episode 12

Topic: Depression and Anxiety - Not My Child

Sponsor:  #Join Jade & Asian Liver Center at Stanford University

Hosts: Trami Cron, Jullianne Pham

Producer: Jullianne Pham

Guest: Duy Pham, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at AACI


February 4, 2017

Failing in College...The idea of failing is dreadful for anyone.

For Vietnamese Americans, the pressure to succeed often stems from the fear of failing and the fear of disappointing one’s parents. In a typical Vietnamese household, children hear their parents and relat...

February 1, 2017

If you have ever visited Vietnam, one of the first instances you will come across are drivers and pedestrians covered from head-to-toe in scarves, gloves and sunglasses in 90 degrees plus weather!

People are not only fearful of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays or dust...

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