On this special Veterans Day, November 11, 2015 I had the pleasure of speaking at an event in Yakima, Washington. It was sponsored by Humanities Washington, and moderated by Zaki Hamid. The setting was a really intimate environment (Gilbert Cellars Winery) where we had an open discussion on all sorts of relevant issues today as it was 40 years ago - refugee, immigration, human rights, politics, racism. What I enjoyed most was seeing many Vietnam Veterans out in the audience. It was an honor for me to personally thank them for their service. For any one who served to defend freedom and democracy - much respect and thank you!
Thank you Zaki for a fun night and Enrique Cerna for introducing me to Humanities Washington!
Miki is a renowned motivational speaker and author. He appeared in the 2015 Oscar nominated film "The Last Days in Vietnam" directed and produced by Rory Kennedy, the youngest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy. He often speaks to others on the ways in which they can better their lives. His history is well documented in the documentary that shares the amazing story of his father Ba Van Nguyen and his bravery during the last few days in the Fall of Saigon. His message is one of enlightenment and courage. Miki has overcome many obstacles as he and his family worked hard to create a life in the United States while their homeland was being torn apart. Through his father’s example of courage and commitment to a better life for his family Miki is inspired to be the best he can be and be of service to others by sharing his and his family’s experiences in an effort to give hope to all refugees who take the enormous risks of leaving everything behind in hopes of a better life.
Miki is available for speaking engagements on a number of topics and also has a new book to be published soon that will offer instruction and inspiration through the recanting of his life and his experiences in this extraordinary world we all call home. For more information visit http://www.mikinguyen.com