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New Era for Vietnamese-Americans As English-Speaking Children Come of Age
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New Era for Vietnamese-Americans As English-Speaking Children Come of Age

By Sharon Simonson Expect to hear more from the Silicon Valley Vietnamese community in coming years, beginning Thursday, the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. A people long gagged in America by the trauma of war and displacement, economic struggle, psychological loss, and perhaps most of all, by language, is finally finding a voice. In Silicon Valley, home to the second-largest Vietnamese community in the country with more than 126,000 people, that voice is coming from their English-speaking daughters and sons, young millennial-generation adults with strong cultural ties to Vietnam and America and a deep desire to be heard. The Viet Nam Project Not quite three years ago, four such young Vietnamese-Americans founded the Vietnamese-American Roundtable with a mis...