YBCA 2019 Summit

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts honors Viet Thanh Nguyen for their YBCA 100 list for 2019.

Every year, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts releases the YBCA 100 list, which recognizes the artists, leaders, activists, thinkers, movers, and dreamers who are using their creative and political power to enact change.

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, YBCA hosted the fifth annual YBCA 100 Summit to honor the people who are using their platforms to create social change. At the Summit, artists, activists, policy makers, and cultural and community leaders gathered for an afternoon of performances, dialogue, and collective dreaming. The YBCA 100 Summit built community and inspired creativity, imagination, and critical solutions for social progress.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese American novelist. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and a professor of English and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, among other accolades, including the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Fiction. He was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2017.

Read more about the other honorees at YBCA.

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