"We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, Knowing that they hold future promise." -Oscar Romero, A Future Not Our Own
In 2014, the Chinese Progressive Association launched Seeding Change – A Center for Asian American Movement Building. Rooted in CPA’s 40+ years of grassroots organizing and alliance building, Seeding Change hopes to explore and build a national pipeline for the next generation of AAPI organizers; create an infrastructure for AAPI grassroots organizing; and experiment with building power and scale for our movements toward a vibrant social and economic justice movement.
We turned 7 this year!
Over the past 7 years we have graduated over 140 fellows (we are an alumni network of 145 people with our Eva Lowe Fellows from 2010-2013!) and placed them in 25 organizations across the country.
Our fellows have gone on to do amazing things— organizing in immigrant and refugee communities, becoming movement lawyers, writing, creating art, teaching, working on policy— leading causes that will further build power and improve the lives of Asian immigrant communities. There is no doubt that the experience at Seeding Change is an impactful and transformational one.
YOU can help us sustain this beautiful work for the long run.
This summer, we are trying to raise $7K in our 7th year! Many of our 22 fellows are fundraising for the first time. You can donate directly here and let other folks know that you just supported a grassroots effort to develop leadership for our communities for the long haul. Take a minute to learn about each of our fellows this summer and to check out what they're up to this summer. We know that you will be inspired by them, as we are.