HOF137: Lu Thi Nhan

In November 1978, Lu Thi Nhan arrived in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and young son from Kiên Giang Province in, Vietnam. Soon after her arrival, she gave birth to her daughter. In time, Lu found work making noodles, sewing clothing, repairing home appliances and cleaning schools. She changed jobs frequently as she encountered racism and bullying or was injured due to the lack of protective equipment or performing tasks that were too physically demanding. While working at a training centre, she met and befriended a college professor who motivated her to pursue her studies in community and social services. After completing her degree, she developed relationships with leaders in other newcomer communities and, together with them, helped establish an organization aimed at providing health and social services to newcomer families from diverse communities.