Bio | Día Quỳnh Chi Bùi
Día Bùi is a Vietnamese queer woman of color artist, speaker, poet, story-teller, graphic designer, producer and emerging film-maker. Her primary focus is producing Witness, a feature length documentary about the people of Cuba and the Revolution through her lens and personal experience with an inter-generational people of color delegation. As a performer and story-teller, she has honed her ability to connect with people through truth-telling experiences. For over a decade, she has been writing and performing across the country in various venues including the 9:30 club, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Emory University and soon at the Lincoln Theater on January 14th. Recently, she joined the executive team of Humanity in Print, a creative agency in media arts and visual storytelling.
Día is the founder of CoEXPERIENCE, a seven year multi-dimensional, multi-lingual and multi-media project that builds human connection through shared bodies of experiences for solidarity, love, and healing across the globe.
For over a decade, Día has more than 10 years of experience working on and facilitating workshops on issues including immigrant rights, racial justice, access to higher education, women’s rights, health equity, LGBTQ equality, and economic justice. She currently serves as the Co-Director of the Washington Peace Center, the Board Co-Chair of Many Languages, One Voice (MLOV) and a National Advisory Council Member of the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP) of United We Dream.
Originally from Los Angeles, she moved to the DC metropolitan area six years ago bridging her passion for community organizing with effective policy change. Her lifelong commitment to social justice is rooted in her own experiences growing up in a refugee family living in a low-income, immigrant neighborhood. In 2006, she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in Sociology and Asian American Studies. Día embraces culture, writing, and music as tools of learning and empowerment.
QuYnh is a night blooming flower.
Chi is energy.
My Vietnamese name means I have bloomed through the darkness.