Addressing racial wealth gaps

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Hoang Murphy

Hoang Murphy

Bush Fellowship
24 months

Saint Paul, MN — Hoang Murphy knows personally that the foster care system narrows imagination and hope for too many young people. He imagines a world without the need for foster care, where families are rarely separated and child welfare systems help children dream, not just survive. As founder and leader of Foster Advocates, he helps the people most impacted by the foster care system to lead this change. To achieve a shift in leadership and imagination, he will learn how to build coalitions to work toward transformational change. He will also seek ways to build movements that heal personal and collective trauma. A firm believer that to know where you are going, you must know where you have been, he will return to his ancestral home in Vietnam to learn about his family’s history and reconnect to the culture he was separated from as a refugee at age 2 and again as a refugee from his family at age 11.