17 - The Reason I'm Here (Part 1)

Beyond Soundbites

07-10-2020 • 31 min

Trang Tran and her family were resettled under the auspices of the Refugee Act of 1980 by an organization called World Relief. Hailing from Vietnam, the family landed in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton when Trang, now 26, was just shy of a year old. In the next two episodes, she talks about the forces—international and interpersonal—that have shaped her sense of identity and home. In episode 17, we start with memories of her Grandpa, then zoom out to consider the socio-political context of her family’s journey.