Ngo Thanh Nhan

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Ngo Thanh Nhan

Ngo Thanh Nhan, Ph.D. is a visiting scholar at NYU and Temple University and a Vietnamese Dàn Tranh musician. He is a board member of The Mekong Center, organizing the Cambodian and Vietnamese community in the Bronx, New York. Nhàn is a founding Co-Coordinator of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign and has been active in his community since helping to found the Union of Vietnamese in the US in 1972. He was one of the organizers of the first National Progressive Viet Gathering.[1]

Partner of Merle Ratner.

Folk Arts School

Ngo Thanh Nhan teaches at the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, with Ellen Somekawa, Ngo Thanh Nhan, and .Debora Kodish.

Charter school comrades


Helen Gym, Ellen Somekawa, Ngo Thanh Nhan 2012.

Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s

The Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s was the Committees of Correspondence's first national conference held in Berkeley, California July 17-19, 1992.[2]

International Solidarity evening guests were ;[3]


Ngo Thanh Nhan June 1995:


Three caaav men... me, Thoại Nguyen and Eric Tang.

— with Eric Tang at Lower East Side.

Communist "Manifestivity"

On October 30 and 31, 1998 the Brecht Forum presented the "Communist Manifestivity to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto" at Cooper Union's Great Hall, New York.

Individual endorsers of the event included Ngo Thanh Nhan.[4]

The Brecht Forum

Ngo Thanh Nhan July 29, 2012:


All that's solid melts into air! — with Merle Ratner, Nancy Dung Nguyen and Trang Dang at The Brecht Forum.

Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign

In 2012 Ngo Thanh Nhan served on the Board of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign.[5]

Mekong warriors

Ngo Thanh Nhan January 13, 2013:


and a final shot... of Mekong warriors... — with Kim To, Thida Leaphea, Douglas Nam Le, Thanna Son, Khamarin Nhann, Sopheavattey Virak, Dalena Lee Hoang and Socheatta Meng at The Warwick Center.

Meeting Nietnamese President


Merle Ratner with Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet and Ngo Thanh Nhan

2015 Agent Orange Justice Tour

Ngo Thanh Nhan December 19, 2015:


2015 Agent Orange Justice Tour: First meeting with Asian Americans, Cathy Dang (CAAAV), Chhaya Chhoum, Socheata Meng, Le Dai Duong (Mekong NYC)... December 8, 2015 in Chinatown NY... as soon as VAVA delegation landed in NYC.

Vietnam 2016


Ngo Thanh Nhan with Kimberly Goyette.

Mekong NYC

Eric Tang October 15, 2017:


Good times, being back in NYC earlier this week to celebrate the anniversary of Mekong NYC. If you weren't able to make it, you can still support this one of a kind group organizing the refugee neighborhoods of the Bronx: — with Chhaya Chhoum, Joyce Wong, Ngo Thanh Nhan and Ousara Sophuok.

Rhadhames Morales connection


Ngo Thanh Nhan with Radhames Morales.