Schedule at a Glance

Day One - Thursday, October 12, 8am-6pm

Registration

Breakfast

Opening Remarks - Quyen Dinh, Executive Director

Keynote - Address the historical moment that Southeast Asian Americans (SEAA) are in, our SEAA political identity, and our historical and current roles in the fight for civil rights and social justice

Breakout Sessions - Four community-designed workshops/panels

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Final workshops to be added soon! 

Sample Topics:

  • Current Issues affecting Southeast Asian American communities in the US, including education, health, immigration, deportation, criminal justice, gender justice, economic justice, civic engagement, and cross-cutting or intersectional approaches
  • Historical or social analysis on the Southeast Asian American experience
  • Lessons Learned from national, state, or local advocacy or organizing campaigns, such as approaches to movement building, power mapping, strategies for engaging youth or elders, local campaign development, engaging with service organizations, coalition-building, etc
  • Skills, knowledge, and resource-building such as "Know Your Rights" presentations, integrating cultural arts and healing, data and research skills, storytelling or communications, grassroots fundraising, running/supporting individual elected campaigns, etc
  • Organizational capacity building and infrastructure building skills and topics, such as philanthropy/funding, board development, non-profit finance, volunteer management, etc

Lunch

Plenary Session - A discussion on Southeast Asian American self-determination, organizing and advocacy

Breakout Sessions - Four community-designed workshops/panels

Closing Ceremony

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Affinity Group Breakouts (optional)

Sample Groups:

  • Ethnic Groups (Cambodian, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, etc)
  • Arts and culture leaders
  • Faith-based leaders
  • Executive Directors/Senior leaders
  • Regional
  • Youth

 

Day Two - Friday, October 13, 8am-9pm

Breakfast

Plenary Session - A discussion on how Southeast Asian American communities are moving and expanding a larger civil right and social justice agenda

Breakout Sessions - Four community-designed workshops/panels

Lunch

Breakout Sessions - Four community-designed workshops/panels

Closing Ceremony

Southeast Asian American Trailblazers Awards Reception

Day Three - Saturday, October 14, 8am-2pm

Breakfast

Closing Remarks - Catherina Nou, SEARAC Board Chair

Prep and load buses

Southeast Asian American March for Equity from Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

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