The Bà Triệu School of Consciousness is a program for Vietnamese / Vietnamese-American high school youth who see a need to enact change in their local communities. Any youth who will be in high school for the 2017-2018 school year will be eligible. The program aims to develop students’ leadership skills, activism, and personal growth. Participants will address how Vietnamese American experiences and hxstory connect to modern day issues such as anti-Black racism, LGBTQIA issues, immigration, and much more.
The program consists of a three-day weekend and two day-long follow up meetings. Students will decide on a project by the end of the first weekend and then convene for two more meetings for support on their projects. Students will be provided mentorship and support for the duration of the program.
We are looking for students who are:
– passionate about injustices they see in their daily life
– willing to grow
– can commit to the entirety of the program (September 2-4; October 7; November 11)
Program date: September 2 – 4, 2017
Program Day-Long Meetings: October 7 and November 11, 2017
Program will take place in San Jose, CA. Exact address is to be determined.