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Speaker: Mimi Vũ
Date: 17 January 2018
Time: 7pm – 9pm

Mimi Vu joins us for the 6th ‘Creative Session’ on January 17. Mimi shall share her personal commitment and passion for the disenfranchised, believing in the innovative power of culture and collective human action in the revealing and solving of human injustice.

Mimi Vu joined Pacific Links Foundation in 2013 as the Director of Advocacy & Partnerships. Pacific Links Foundation leads counter-trafficking efforts at the frontiers of Vietnam by increasing access to education, providing shelter and reintegration services, and enabling economic opportunities. Mimi spearheads the organization’s global and grassroots advocacy, fundraising, and communication activities, as well as the development of strategic partnerships and new programs with stakeholders such as international and Vietnamese governments, law enforcement, private foundations, corporations, and NGOs. Mimi has over 15 years of nonprofit experience in communications, policy, development, and advocacy for organizations in New York City, Paris, and Vietnam, including the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Fund for Public Health in New York, Robin Hood Foundation, and East Meets West Foundation. Prior to joining Pacific Links Foundation, Mimi was the Director of Development for the VinaCapital Foundation, where she developed and led the organization’s fundraising and advocacy expansion into the local Vietnamese community. She has undergraduate degrees in English Literature and French from the University of Michigan and an MPA in International Nonprofit Policy and Management from New York University. Mimi is a native of Flint, Michigan and has been based in Vietnam since 2006.

The ‘Creative Sessions’ is about sharing the inspiration behind creative thinking in Vietnam. Whether you are an artist, architect, chef, fashion designer, illustrator, musician, scientist or writer, these ‘sessions’ seek to demonstrate how creativity can be about allowing our minds to open up, that it may be as much about learning a discipline as it is about taking wonder in the everyday present moment.

**Participants of the event allow The Factory and co-organizer (if applicable) to use their images and statements as documentary for the program, for non-commercial purposes such as: archive, press, media, promotion on our website, Facebook etc.