The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is excited to announce our 16th annual Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT) for emerging leaders from Southeast Asian American communities and their allies!

This year’s LAT will be held in Washington, DC from April 27 – 29, 2015. The LAT program provides a forum for Southeast Asian American community leaders to participate in activities and workshops that include collective strategizing, networking, advocacy, and relationship building with decision makers on issues that impact the Southeast Asian American community.


In the past, participants have included staff of community-based organizations, individual leaders, and students from high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs. The LAT program is intended for emerging leaders and members of Southeast Asian American communities who want to learn more about policy and advocacy. Although the training is tailored to Southeast Asian Americans, it is also open to individuals working to elevate the voices of Southeast Asian American communities.
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The LAT trains participants to become advocacy leaders in their communities, and is best suited for community members hoping to learn more about education, health, and immigration policy, effective communication and framing, and creating system-level change. Participants will take a deep dive into their own personal experiences as a foundation for identifying both issues and solutions, and have the opportunity to network with other change-makers from across the country.


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

Application & Deadline

Deadline: February 2, 2015



Souvan Lee



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