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Thu Nguyen T&G Candidate Profile

By Isabel Sami, T&G "Thu Nguyen wants to challenge the word "realistic." "The term 'realistic' is very interesting to me because I think we make things possible," Nguyen said. "As leaders, we're the ones who have to push and advocate for and support people's needs and wants. When we're talking about something that's realistic we could think historically, and there's so many things that weren't realistic — interracial marriage, same-sex marriage — ... "

Mass Alliance Rising Star

Mass Alliance is excited to name Thu Nguyen as a 2021 Rising Star for Worcester City Council At-Large. Thu is a proud Vietnamese refugee, auntie, artist, youth worker, and the first non-binary candidate for Worcester City Council At-Large. Thu came to Worcester at the age of one when their family immigrated to the United States as refugees. Their father had fought for democracy and freedom in the Vietnam War and sought asylum shortly after being held as a prisoner of war for seven years. ...

Pulse Magazine People to Look Out for 2021

Thu Nguyen is unwilling to leave those in need behind. The Vietnamese refugee, youth worker and artist is also the first non-binary candidate for Worcester City Council. Long before announcing their bid, Thu has been hands-on in helping meet the needs of a multitude of communities. They are director of projects at the Southeast Asian Coalition, they've worked with Mutual Aid Worcester, co-founded N-CITE as a way for young people to tell their stories through multimedia, worked with Worcester ...

ACROSS GENERATIONS: WORCESTER'S VIETNAMESE COMMUNITY FINDING ITS VOICE

By Veer Mudambi, Worcester Magazine Photo by Ashley Green, Telegram & Gazette ​ When Thu Nguyen went to Ferguson, Missouri, as a street medic during the Black Lives Matter protests, to say their parents were worried would be an understatement. “They thought I was insane,” said Nguyen, who identifies as non-binary and who is running for an at-large seat on the Worcester City Council. ...

THU NGUYEN LOOKING TO MAKE HISTORY IN WORCESTER AS FIRST NONBINARY COUNCILOR

By Steven H. Foskett Jr., Telegram & Gazette Photo by Ashley Green, Telegram & Gazette ​ WORCESTER — Thu Nguyen said their love for Worcester stems from their belief that it is a place for everyone. ​ "Worcester is a beautiful, diverse city, and that's a celebration we should be having," said the 29-year-old Nguyen, who recently announced a run for an at-large seat on the City Council. ...

THU NGUYEN RUNNING AS FIRST NONBINARY WORCESTER COUNCIL CANDIDATE

By Neal McNamara, Patch Staff ​ Nguyen formally launched their campaign Thursday after filing to run for Worcester City Council in November. ​ WORCESTER, MA — The 2021 Worcester City Council races will feature several LGBTQ+ candidates, setting up the possibility of the city's first elected Councilor from that group. ...

MORE WOMEN, MORE PEOPLE OF COLOR AND MORE LGBTQ: WORCESTER'S RACE FOR CITY COUNCIL JUST GOT A LOT MO

By Melissa Hanson, Mass Live ​ “I think for me, my run really is centered in thinking about the future,” they said. “So when I was deciding on running, I was really thinking about the youth, queer folks and Asian folks really needing the representation in government. I wanted them to be able to envision themselves in a seat as a city councilor.” ...

DISPATCH FROM THE BRIDGE BLOCK PARTY

By Bill Shaner “I think the Bridge is a very amazing place for the kids and the community to do this. To have food and play basketball and really have a creative space. What’s happening here is we need community-led solutions, and that’s what the Bridge is. We need to invest in more spaces like this.” ...

SMALL ORGANIZATIONS, BIG IMPACT: ASIANS IN MASSACHUSETTS GATHER FOR CRITICAL SUPPORT IN COMMUNITY GR

By Steph Solis, Mass Live ​ Thu Nguyen sat near the boxing ring in the Southeast Asian Coalition’s office Thursday afternoon and opened their laptop. Twice a week, Nguyen hosts a meeting for the coalition’s Southeast Asian Social Justice Leadership Program, often virtually as the group tries to reduce the risk of COVID-19. ​...