A good post about Ngoc-Tran Vu who will design and paint a permanent mural dedicated to the Vietnamese in Fields Corner.
Tran intends to showcase Vietnamese cultural presence in Dorchester through its history of refugee and immigrant settlements up to today’s business owners, organizations, and the churches, just to name a few. “When people think of Asian American, they think about Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, but a lot of time the Southeast Asian folks are left out,” she said. “It’s so important for the Vietnamese to showcase their presence and their contribution to the vibrancy and make-up of the Boston community.”
Ngoc-Tran Vu was born in Sài Gòn, Viet Nam and emigrated to the United States in 1992 when she was four years old. She was raised in Dorchester and South Boston. Her mom was a home maker, and her dad attended Bunker Hill Community College studying biomedical engineering during the day. At night, he worked various jobs like construction work and electrical work. Together, her parents raised five children.
Source: Dorchester Reporter.
It will be interesting to see what the mural will be like upon completion.