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Global Cafe - Storytelling & Social Change: Engaging with Communities through the Arts

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: 2010 Sheridan Road, 201, 2010 Sheridan Road , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-7980

Group: International Studies

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Global Café welcomes Patricia Nguyen, PhD Student, Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University

Storytelling & Social Change: Engaging with Communities through the Arts

This talk focuses on multi-media art installations, workshops, and performances Patricia Nguyen has worked on locally in Chicago and internationally in Vietnam, which grapple with issues regarding critical refugee studies, incarceration, state violence, and neoliberal development.

Patricia Nguyen is a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Her research and performance work examines critical refugee studies, political economy, forced migration, cultural memory, oral histories, and nation building in the United States and Vietnam. Patricia has over 10 years experience working in arts education, community development, and human rights in the United States, Brazil, Philippines, and Vietnam. She has facilitated trainings and workshops with The Fulbright Program, American Center at the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, Jane Addams Hull House, Christina Noble Foundation, Social Workers Association in Vietnam, Vietnamese American Young Leadership Association in New Orleans (VAYLA‐NO), and Asian Human Services on issues ranging from forced migration, mental health, youth empowerment, and language access. As a performance artist, she has performed at the Nha San Collective in Vietnam, the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, Jane Addams Hull House, Oberlin College, Northwestern University, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Prague Quadrennial. Patricia is currently a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans.

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