Created By: University of Massachusetts Boston
At this site, you will listen to audio about the relatively new Community in Action: A Mural for Vietnamese People. Completed in 2017 by local artist, Ngoc-Tran Vu, and community volunteers with the support of the host restaurant, this mural visualizes historical and cultural dimensions of Dorchester’s Vietnamese community life. Several other meaningful murals showing Vietnamese community images and issues can also be included in a walking tour of Fields Corner near the Dorchester Avenue – Adams Street intersections. For further scholarly reference about some of these mural projects, also see: Tang, Shirley Suet-ling and James Điền Bùi (2009). Vietnamese American Community Cultural Development and the Making of History in Boston. In Monica Chiu (Ed). Asian Americans in New England, Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England. pp. 167-190. What is your reaction to the Community in Action: A Mural for Vietnamese People? How does this relate to the resiliance and cultural sustenance? How does this speak to both the Dorchester that Anh Mai experienced and the Dorchester of today?
First, read about the artist here: http://www.vietstoriesmural.com
Next, read this article about the mural in the Bay State Banner: https://www.baystatebanner.com/2017/09/28/vietnamese-american-culture-featured-in-fields-corner-mural/
Last, read this story from Boston Magazine: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/2017/09/28/fields-corner-mural/
This point of interest is part of the tour: Fighting Anti-Asian Violence: Anh Mai’s Legacy Walking Tour