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Ngọc Loan Trần

Loan Tran is a migrant originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam currently organizing in Durham, North Carolina. For more than a decade they have been involved in liberation struggles for migrants, LGBTQ people, communities of color, and youth and students. As a writer, their work has been included in publications such as The Solidarity Struggle: How People of Color Succeed and Fail At Showing Up For Each Other In the Fight For Freedom (2016) and Gendered Lives: Intersectional Perspectives (7th Edition, 2019). They are known for their piece, Calling In: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable, released on Black Girl Dangerous in 2013. They firmly believe only a movement rooted in solidarity across identities, geographies, and issues can transform our lives. They currently co-chair the Third Wave Fund Advisory council and advise the Andrus’ Family Foundation’s Visionary Freedom Fund. They previously served on the board of directors of the Highlander Research & Education Center as well as GLSEN. Currently they are spending time slowly: cooking for friends and family, writing, and digging in the dirt. You can learn more about their work at

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