LSN-V’s Outreach Workers are the lifeblood of the organization. Without them the unique model of social empowerment and peer support would not be possible. I have been impressed by everyone I have worked with here, but I have been most inspired by the Outreach Workers’ commitment to survivorship. Though they come by it naturally–they are all survivors themselves–their dedication and energy is invaluable to creating sustainable social change. Deciding who to profile was tough, but I decided to interview Mr. Thuan. I made this decision in part because I have spent most of my time in the field with him, but mostly because when he tells jokes he waits with eager anticipation while they are translated and then laughs again once I’ve heard the punch line in English. It’s pretty great.
Posted By Gretchen Murphy
Posted Aug 12th, 2009