Leadership & Advocacy Training 2018: Apply by February 28

Applications are open for SEARAC’s 2018 Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT) to be held on June 20-22, 2018, in Washington, DC. The LAT program is a three-day training intended for emerging advocates from Southeast Asian American and ally communities to learn how to advocate effectively for policy change.


LAT trains participants to become advocacy leaders in their communities. LAT is best suited for community members and allies who want to deepen their knowledge about education, health, or immigration policy, practice effective communication and framing skills, and create policy change to serve their communities. The training culminates in a day of advocacy visits with Congressional representatives and/or their staff, immediately enabling participants to apply the advocacy skills they have learned during the training.

Watch our video featuring last year’s cohort for a quick glimpse into LAT:

How to apply

SEARAC will cover the majority of travel and lodging expenses for participants living outside of the Washington, DC area, but participants may be responsible for a portion of their travel costs.

We welcome individuals from all 50 states to apply. Because of key opportunities in the Senate, we especially encourage applications from community members in California, Texas, Minnesota, Florida, and Wisconsin.

Applications due: February 28, 2018

Applicants should expect final decisions and invitations by March 30, 2018.For more information, contact Alyssa Tulabut at alyssa@searac.org.


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