Cultivating & Sustaining A Social Justice Practice w/ Ngoc-Tran Vu

Join us next week on Thursday, May 20th @6PM for a lecture with Vietnamese American artist and organizer Ngoc-Tran Vu!

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Amidst the pandemic, on-going systemic racism and the rise of anti-Asian violence, artists and people of color with mission-driven practices are severely impacted. Many lost gigs and opportunities while facing lots of unknown and what the future might hold. Through hardships, we know the power of creative resiliency and what it means to keep on going.

Join this talk as Vietnamese American artist and organizer Ngoc-Tran Vu shares her socially engaged practice and tips on how to rest, stay resilient, work, collaborate, and be sustainable during such turbulent times. Let’s strategize, share best practices on adaptation, and learn resources on what to do next to maintain forward momentum for ourselves and as a community.

This lecture will be moderated by Program Director, Jay Wong and will feature an opening poem recital by young advocate Lily Li-Nagy.

Stay until the very end to a chance to win a prize in our raffle! We will be picking three lucky winners!
  • Book: Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics by Lynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan
  • Book: The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work by Milianna Kang
  • Book: The Story of an Only-Child’s Mom From China to America by Li Ji Helen and Ji Cai Xia
  • Nguyen Coffee Supply: The Original Vietnamese Coffee Trio

Get to know Ngoc-Tran Vu:
Ngoc-Tran Vu (she/her) is a 1.5-generation Vietnamese-American multimedia artist and organizer whose socially engaged practice draws from her experience as a cultural connector, educator, and lightworker. Tran threads her social practice through photography, painting, sculpture and audio so that her art can resonate and engage audience with intentionality. Her work evokes discourse of familial ties, memories and rituals amongst themes of social justice and intersectionality. She is an adjunct faculty in Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Tran works across borders and is based in Boston’s Dorchester community. | @TranVuArts