A Refugee Story | RIC 2018

“We sensed that something terrible would be happening to us. So we tried to flee the country.”

About This Talk

Anh Vu Sawyer was a college student when she and her family left Saigon, Vietnam, via the American Embassy rooftop in 1975. In this talk she recounts her refugee story and her cry to God not to be forgotten.

About The Speaker

Anh Vu Sawyer

Anh Vu Sawyer

RIC 2018 Member
Anh Vu Sawyer is the executive director for the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts. She oversees the agency’s mission to provide critical assistance to SE Asian refugees and immigrants so they can thrive and contribute, while helping to preserve the SE Asian cultural heritage in Massachusetts. She has received numerous awards for her work with refugees and immigrants and currently serves on the Massachusetts Governor’s Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants and on the Attorney General’s Advisory Council On New Americans.

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“It is truly an honor for me, as a former refugee, to be able to be God’s hands and heart. To serve and to love these people who are displaced.”

Further Resources

Recommended Read

Anh Vu Sawyer has written a book about her experiences called “Song of Saigon: One Woman’s Journey to Freedom.” In this memoir you can get an even deeper look into her amazing story. You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.

About The RIC Project

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