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Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT)
Leadership & Advocacy and Targeted Education, Advocacy, & Meetings Summit Trainings
The 2013 Leadership and Advocacy Training application is now available! Apply online here. This year's training will be held in Sacramento, CA on June 16-18. The application deadline is April 28. Please contact Riamsalio Phetchareun at email@example.com with any questions about the training.
For the past fourteen years, SEARAC has held annual Leadership and Advocacy Trainings (LAT) in Washington, DC and regionally. These trainings provide a forum for Southeast Asian American community leaders to participate in three days of advocacy education, leadership strategizing, collaborative networking, and relationship building with decision makers on issues that are specific to the Southeast Asian American community. These trainings are open nation-wide to all members of the Southeast Asian American community and/or individuals currently working with the Southeast Asian American community.
SEARAC held two leadership and advocacy trainings in 2011, one in New Orleans, LA in May and the other in Washington, DC in July. Each training brought together dozens of community leaders who spent two intensive days focusing on specific policy issues and strategizing for an advocacy meeting. Participants then spent the last day visiting the offices of elected officials with their well-honed messages in the areas of health, education access, immigration, and aging.
SEARAC is also excited to announce one new major training in addition to its existing LAT: the 2013 Targeted Education, Advocacy, & Meetings (TEAM) Summit. The TEAM Summit brings past LAT participants and experienced advocates to our nation’s capital to strategically amplify SEARAC’s national policy priorities. This Summit also responds to comments from past LAT participants who voice a desire for continued engagement to advocate for Southeast Asian communities nationwide. This idea to have a more targeted and strategic leadership and advocacy training has been years in the making, and this year we are launching our first ever Targeted Education, Advocacy, & Meetings (TEAM) Summit.
The 2-day TEAM Summit is perfect for past participants of SEARAC’s LAT (or other similar trainings), or those with previous advocacy, policy, or legislative experience.
You can apply online here. This year's TEAM Summit training will be held in Washington, DC on July 22-23. The application deadline is April 28. Please contact Riamsalio Phetchareun at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the training.
To view an agenda from the 2011 LAT, click here, then check out photos below from the 2011 DC training.
View videos of participants from our 2010 trainings!
|Dara (Long Beach 2010): "Advocacy and leadership are not as hard as they might at first seem"||Juliane (Long Beach 2010): "Be open-minded and learn"|
|Richardson (DC 2010): "Understanding issues on a national level"||
Chanravy (DC 2010):"A Meeting with Senator Reed"