Thuc Nguyen Workshop Presenter
Thuc Nguyen left Vietnam at the age of 6 with his father and 32 other people on fishing boat. He considers himself a “boat people or a refugee.” He has been actively involved in the Vietnamese communities of Chicago for more than 15 years. Living in Midwest during his teens, he did not feel connected to the Vietnamese communities. But in 2002, everything changed for him. He went to the Vietnamese Professional Society Conference in Dallas, TX. It was at this VPS conference he realized that there is more to life than just working and hanging out. From then he has actively sought out more opportunities to help make the Vietnamese Community better for the future generation. Thuc graduated from the DePaul University and is currently working in Chicago. Thuc founded Union of Vietnamese Student of the Midwest (UVSA-Midwest) and currently serves on it’s the Board of Directors.
Protest or Just Watching
Governments that are corrupt will oppress its people while better government take care its citizens, but for us to have a better government we must be brave enough to take to the street to demand it! There’s one tactic the government has used against the people that has been very effective up until now and that’s division: immigrants against undocumented immigrants, public sector against private sector, country inhabitants against city inhabitants. The tactic of division forces us to see each other as the problem. Through this workshop we will address this relevant and widespread political conflict.