Resistance Rooted in Community
Lan Dinh (she/her) comes from a family of Vietnamese refugees, farmers, and fisherfolk who resettled in West Philadelphia. Her upbringing has inspired her journey as an activist. She is now the Co-founder and Farm and Food Sovereignty Director at VietLead — a non-profit on a mission to empower Asian-Philadelphians to heal, resist, and grow. Her activism extends into her everyday life as she rallies efforts to culturally, economically, socially, and politically improve the lives of everyone. Lan has a long-term commitment to the community expressed through her work on self-determination, social justice, and cultural resilience.
"I think knowing the historical forces ... the root of the problem .. allows us to better organize to create change."
- Lan Dinh
q & A with lan
What themes come across in your exhibition?