I have stayed in touch with a man from the first dinner who voted for Trump. We exchange messages about political topics and he even invited me to his state society inauguration party. Recently, he told me a story about a Vietnamese man he'd befriended who told him stories about what the refugee camps were like. I shared my fears about what might have happened if my Vietnamese family had not been allowed to come to America as refugees. It was a tiny moment of connection that gave me hope that more was possible.