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Building Power, Collective Leadership and Cultural Change

NGEC’s Organizational Fellowship Program is convening in New Orleans this year around the themes of: Building Power, Collective Leadership and Cultural Change.

We’ll be exploring aspects of these practices within the context of what’s happening in New Orleans, and providing space for each OFP member to share and reflect upon how these manifest in their own communities.

AAPIP will also host a screening of  the documentary “A Village Called Versailles” with filmmaker, Leo Chiang.

In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill. A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES is the empowering story of how the Versailles people, who have already suffered so much in their lifetime, turn a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.

A few other sites and resources around the recovery & movement building efforts in post-Katrina :

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AAPIP film screening of “A Village Called Versailles” – Friday, Aug. 28th


AAPIP is hosting a special advance film screening of A Village Called Versailles on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 3PM at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Please join us for the screening and discussion with the filmmaker, Leo Chiang, and Father Vien Nguyen, Pastor of the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church.

RSVP by e-mailing rsvp at aapip dot org by August 19. Space is limited.

AAPIP Film Screening Invite, A Village Called Versailes

AAPIP Film Screening Invite, A Village Called Versailes

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