FLS is excited to present the Little Saigon historical timeline from our Cultural Asset Mapping Project. This timeline is the product of thoughtful research that was conducted by our researchers Cara Nguyen and Becky Tran. This first phase of the cultural asset mapping project resulted in a timeline and database of Vietnamese refugees, Vietnamese immigrants, and Vietnamese-American experiences/resources in Washington state, the city of Seattle, and Little Sàigòn.
We are now moving into the next phase of research to further refine the timeline and develop it into a permanent exhibit at the future FLS Creative Space. This next phase of research will help further identify individuals, communities (including other AAPIs, black and African American, and Native American communities), organizations, and businesses that contributed to the history and development of Little Saigon.
We are currently looking for a writer/research intern for the next phase of research! For more information on this position, take a look at our website at https://flsseattle.org/news-events/community-opportunities/