Joan Dotruong

Community Organizer from Dorchester, Youth Activist

Joan Dotruong started her journey as a community organizer at the age of 16 when she joined the Steering Committee of a local Fields Corner, Dorchester mural that focused around the Vietnamese community and strong diversity of Dorchester. There, she was introduced to the Asian American Resource Workshop and continued to organize in the community focusing on housing work as well as youth advocacy. Today, she continues her organizing work through advocating for youth power, housing and immigration rights, while also empowering her peers inside and outside of school through social justice advocacy and reform.