Communicating Care

Nancy Bui on the 2016 Vietnam Marine Life Kill, & #StopFormosaPlastic

March 02, 2022 Prof. Phaedra C. Pezzullo, host Season 1 Episode 3
Communicating Care
Nancy Bui on the 2016 Vietnam Marine Life Kill, & #StopFormosaPlastic
Show Notes

Welcome to Communicating Care: a podcast of the Just Transition Collaborative at the University of Colorado Boulder where we talk about the ways environmental and climate justice advocacy are motivated by, express, and foster care. On this podcast we listened more deeply to people who have made headlines for making a difference to learn from their insights for successful creative climate communication and behavior change.

I'm the host, Professor Phaedra Pezzullo. Today, our guest is Nancy Bui, Vice-President of the Justice for Formosa Victims (JfFV) marine disaster in Vietnam. Mrs. Bui escaped from her homeland of Vietnam by boat with her two young children in 1979. In 1988, she published “Bot Bien,” meaning “Sea Foam”, a novel describing the hardships and drama of Vietnamese people who fled Vietnam in search of freedom. Now based in Austin, Texas, she also is the founder and President of the Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation (VAHF), as well as an award-winning producer of documentary films.

Recorded: November 19, 2021.
Published: March 2, 2022
Time: 37 mins 57 secs
Audio edited by: Robert Lino.
Music clips provided via Creative Commons: “Happy Clappy Ukelele” by Shane Ivers (

Links: Justice for Formosa Victims
Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation
Red Sea: Vietnam’s Modern Disaster (film)
Formosa Plastics Global Archive

To request a written transcript, email: phaedra [dot] pezzullo [at] colorado [dot] edu