NYCAASC 2017 Workshops

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Track 1

Navigating Viet Amerasia America

Room 374

Description: In this workshop, we will discuss the narratives of mixed-race Vietnamese Amerasians and how histories of prejudice against mixed-peoples evolved into anti-Blackness within the global Vietnamese community. This workshop will cover topics such as colonialism and imperialism, race and ethnicity, sex work v. sexualized abuse/exploitation, and anti-Blackness and racism.


Nguyen Tran Quynh/Richard Tran

Nguyen Tran Quynh // Richard Tran is a Vietnamese Amerasian American, born and raised in the intersecting Black, Latinx, and Vietnamese neighborhood of Uptown, Chicago, spending most of their childhood days in their family's hole-in-the-wall restaurant, pinching their nose shut while refilling bottles of fish sauce and wiping down crusty sriracha caps.

Although currently based in New York City, they have since lived and worked in Ohio, Chicago, and most recently, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, working at the Center for Disability Research and Capacity Development to implement change in law and infrastructure for the people with disabilities communities.

Richard received their Visual Arts degree from Oberlin College in 2016 and has since been selected to be artist-in-residence at the Center for Book Arts in New York City for the entirety of 2017.