Võ Hải: advisor
Growing up in a Vietnamese immigrant family of gardeners, farmers, and cooks, I learned the proverb, “Một cây làm chẳng nên non, ba cây chụm lại nên hòn núi cao”. In English, it roughly translates to one tree provides little strength, three trees in strength together allows us to reach high mountains. This proverb has been a guiding light in my commitment toward justice, visioning organizing, and food and ecological sovereignty – that when we come together collectively, we can achieve anything and change the world.
Hải là người Mỹ gốc Việt. I was raised in California (s/o to LA, OC, and the SF Bay area!), by way of birth sponsorship in Iowa, by way of refugee camps in the Philippines and Malaysia, and by wayof two villages in southern Viet Nam - Mỹ Tho và (and) Chợ Gạo. I identify as queer second-generation Vietnamese of the diaspora and am passionate about traditional food(ways), self- and group-liberation, and home(land) and soulful adventures with good people and good food.