Center

  TRANG TRAN: creator   Trang identifies as a queer, gender-nonconforming, 1.5 Vietnamese immigrant who aspires to live their truth as bright and powerful as the full moon. Born in Saigon and growing up in the East Bay, Trang's work is focused on building within the Vietnamese community to heal trauma and uplift power. Through their social enterprise QTViet Cafe, they strive to build a cultural healing hub that centers intergenerational nourishment of traditional food and drink. In their free time, they dance, write poetry, bond with their siblings, breathe, and spread love and compassion.

TRANG TRAN: creator

Trang identifies as a queer, gender-nonconforming, 1.5 Vietnamese immigrant who aspires to live their truth as bright and powerful as the full moon. Born in Saigon and growing up in the East Bay, Trang's work is focused on building within the Vietnamese community to heal trauma and uplift power. Through their social enterprise QTViet Cafe, they strive to build a cultural healing hub that centers intergenerational nourishment of traditional food and drink. In their free time, they dance, write poetry, bond with their siblings, breathe, and spread love and compassion.

  HAN TRAN: co-creator   coming soon

HAN TRAN: co-creator

coming soon

  TRACEY NGUYEN: media and event manager    Tracy Nguyen was born and raised in San Jose, California. Growing up with refugee parents from Vietnam largely defines who she is today: a driven community organizer with a creative, entrepreneurial spirit. She received a BA in Media Studies and Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley, which seeded her activist journey. Since graduating, she has worked within the nonprofit sector to uplift the voices and power of refugees, immigrants, workers, women, youth, the LGBTQ community, and incarcerated individuals. With her passion for visual storytelling, she recently started freelancing in film making and graphic facilitation. 

TRACEY NGUYEN: media and event manager

Tracy Nguyen was born and raised in San Jose, California. Growing up with refugee parents from Vietnam largely defines who she is today: a driven community organizer with a creative, entrepreneurial spirit. She received a BA in Media Studies and Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley, which seeded her activist journey. Since graduating, she has worked within the nonprofit sector to uplift the voices and power of refugees, immigrants, workers, women, youth, the LGBTQ community, and incarcerated individuals. With her passion for visual storytelling, she recently started freelancing in film making and graphic facilitation. 

 

Squad

  Lien Do: designer/musician   Originally from Sacramento, CA, Lien grew up on punk, jazz, and ska which pushed her to pursue a B.A. in Music at UCDavis. There she took the classical route in ethnomusicology/percussion performance as well as graphic design. During that time she became deeply ingrained in the college freeform radio station KDVS 90.3fm which exposed her to a lot experimental music. Over the years she has played drums in Cat Problems, World Problems, Backward Beast and Genuis. She now plays drums in Fragile Friends, Kat Morgan, and her upcoming solo project, ETHAL. She now works as an engineer, designer, and community organizing at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. She produces and writes for Text Me Records and is 1/3 of LMSFN music organization both based in San Francisco. She also works with Matthew Pereira under the name LIEMA for their film audio company.

Lien Do: designer/musician

Originally from Sacramento, CA, Lien grew up on punk, jazz, and ska which pushed her to pursue a B.A. in Music at UCDavis. There she took the classical route in ethnomusicology/percussion performance as well as graphic design. During that time she became deeply ingrained in the college freeform radio station KDVS 90.3fm which exposed her to a lot experimental music. Over the years she has played drums in Cat Problems, World Problems, Backward Beast and Genuis. She now plays drums in Fragile Friends, Kat Morgan, and her upcoming solo project, ETHAL. She now works as an engineer, designer, and community organizing at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. She produces and writes for Text Me Records and is 1/3 of LMSFN music organization both based in San Francisco. She also works with Matthew Pereira under the name LIEMA for their film audio company.

 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.

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.

  Sal Tran: artist   Sal Tran is a queer Vietnamese filmmaker and social justice activist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They recently directed a short film called XANH. Sal's work is rooted within the power of story telling in film and performative art. They focus on mental health advocacy work within QTAPI communities. Their work has been featured in National Alliance for Mental Illness, Oakland Pride Film Festival, Center for Asian-American Film Festival, As[I]Am Magazine, and many more

Sal Tran: artist

Sal Tran is a queer Vietnamese filmmaker and social justice activist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They recently directed a short film called XANH. Sal's work is rooted within the power of story telling in film and performative art. They focus on mental health advocacy work within QTAPI communities. Their work has been featured in National Alliance for Mental Illness, Oakland Pride Film Festival, Center for Asian-American Film Festival, As[I]Am Magazine, and many more

  XANH TRAN: dj/comedian   coming soon

XANH TRAN: dj/comedian

coming soon