Myths of the Vietnam War At the Army Navy Club in Washington, speaking to a group convened to reassess the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN ...
Lacy & Jackie at the Paris airport, July 2018
Asian Pacific American Day Celebration at the Fairfax County Government Center
Vietnamese community lobbying at the Senate Dirkson Building, WDC
Celebrating Human Rights Day in the Senate Building, WDC.
JackieB receiving an Award for Community Services
Lobbying in the office of Congressman Jim Moran
Receiving a significant gift of friendship
Autumn Cloud: From Vietnam War Widow to American Activist (Capital Life)
While the Vietnam War is deeply ingrained in a generation of Americans, its history is often one-sided - flavored with blame, corrupt generals and politicians, drugs, and the Viet Cong. What is rarely heard is the compelling story of ordinary people who struggled amidst chaos and upheaval. "Autumn Cloud" is that story[...]
About Jackie Bong Wright
As a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a teacher or social worker, and both my wishes came true. For the first 12 years of my working life, I taught the French language and French civilization to children and adults in Saigon, Vietnam. Then, after coming to the U.S. in 1975 as a refugee and a widow with three young children, I worked for ten years in the field of social services, resettling and counseling refugees from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Afghanistan.
Jackie Bong Wright's Writings
In Memoriam Like the Roman poet, Horace, who used odes to write meditative lyrics, or Igor Stravinsky, who transposed Lorca Massine’s ballet ode into mu ...
After the three countries of Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) fell to the Communists at the end of April 1975, 130,000 Indochinese refugees were allo ...
Writings About Jackie Bong Wright
“I registered thousands of them to vote in order for them to have power,” she said. “Because we had to fight for the people in Vietnam who were still in prison, like my brother … We had to fight for the people who were stranded in the Southeast Asian refugee camps to come here to the U.S. …. We had to go lobby Congress.”
Tôi đã đăng ký cử tri cho hàng nghìn người để họ có quyền chính trị qua lá phiếu,” cô nói. “Bởi vì chúng tôi phải chiến đấu cho những người ở Việt Nam vẫn đang ở trong tù, như anh trai tôi… Chúng tôi phải chiến đấu cho những người bị mắc kẹt trong các trại tị nạn Đông Nam Á đến được Hoa Kỳ…. Chúng tôi đã phải vận động hành lang Quốc hội Mỹ
Jackie Bong-Wright was named a Washingtonian of the Year 2003 by the "Washingtonian" magazine for 27 years of community service here after she fled Communist Vietnam nearly 30 years ago. Having arrived with nothing but three young children, she gradually made her way from Vietnamese war widow to American activist.