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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. ​...