Ngoc-Tran Vu identifies as a 1.5-generation Vietnamese American transnational and multimedia artist, organizer, and healer. She was born in Sài Gòn, Việt Nam and grew up in Boston. Tran received her MA in Arts and Politics at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her BA in Ethnic Studies and Visual Arts at Brown University as a Gates Millennium Scholar. Tran works across borders and is based in Boston where she is the Program Director of Association of Independents in Radio (AIR).
What do you appreciate the most about your Asian/Pacific American Heritage?
Asian Pacific American people and communities are so multifaceted and full of resiliency. Our narrative are full of survivals, hardships, and successes to reach and/or to sustain ourselves in the United States in hopes of a better future for our families and loved ones.
How do you support/celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month?
I am celebrating APA Heritage Month by fundraising for Asian American activists and organizers in Boston! I would love it if you can support the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), a dynamic nonprofit organization that I am a part of in empowering APA communities through the arts, education, and activism. Please join me: https://www.crowdrise.com/aarwmay15k/fundraiser/ngoc-tranvu
What do you hope people gain from Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month?
I hope more people will gain a deeper understanding and solidarity with Asian Pacific Americans as well as all communities in the greater work of preserving our interconnected stories and humanities.