UyenThi (pronounced “Wing-T”) Tran Myhre is the Movement Building Coordinator with the Building Movement Project, supporting communications work, curriculum development and trainings, and solidarity cohorts. Prior to joining BMP, UyenThi held leadership roles at the YMCA of the North Equity Innovation Center and the University of Minnesota Women’s Center, where she worked with college students, K-12 and higher education faculty and staff, as well as nonprofit professionals in various sectors. She holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
UyenThi is interested in storytelling and narrative-shifting as strategies for social change and creating a better world. She is part of the team at Project Yellow Dress, a platform uplifting voices and stories from the Southeast Asian diaspora. As a daughter of refugees, writer, and facilitator, her work explores the intersections of family, feminism, abolition, and beyond, often through a pop culture lens.
- Title: Sustaining Our Social Change Practices
- Description: During a time of unprecedented and overlapping crises, many are experiencing overwhelm, fatigue, burnout, and uncertainty. As individuals, how can we anchor our vital work to advance equity and justice? As organizational staff and leaders, how can we create the scaffolding to meet the moment? During this session, participants will have the opportunity to identify challenges, identify individual commitments and organizational systems, and learn about tools and resources that can sustain social change practices.