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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 :
- New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice – “building worker power, advancing racial justice, and organizing workers to build a social movement in post-Katrina New Orleans”
- The New Orleans Index – “Tracking the Recovery of New Orleans and the Metro Area”
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.
Welcome to the BRIDGE blog!The AAPIP NGEC / BRIDGE blog features news, resources, & fresh perspectives on building a stronger social justice movement infused with gender & equity values ~ with and by Asian American Pacific Islander grassroots community organizations. Visit aapip.org & genderandequity.org for more information!
- There is Nothing More Difficult
- How NGEC’s Organizational Fellowship Program Built Our Organization’s Capacity to Achieve Gender Equity
- Ending at the Beginning: A Reflection about the Final Convening of Organizational Fellowship Program
- For Women to Be All That They Can Be
- California OFP Cohort Explores Challenges to Movement Building and Gender Democracy
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