Since 2011, the Hai Bà Trưng School for Organizing (HBT) has been developing the leadership of Vietnamese activists and organizers across the nation. We’re excited to announce that this year, HBT will be hosted by the Asian American Resource Workshop: Dorchester Organizing & Training Initiative (DOT-I) in Boston, Massachusetts from September 7-9.
We are excited to bring together self-identified Vietnamese folks from all over the country to share space, as we build our leadership and organizing skills together through workshops and relationship building. This year’s training is especially critical as we fight the recent massive spike in deportations and the gentrification crisis currently displacing our Vietnamese refugee and immigrant communities.
UPDATE: Because of the number of folks who expressed interest in this year's training, there is now a second HBT training site being hosted simultaneous to the Boston training in Southern California!
We are putting out a call to our networks, fellow activists & organizers, communities, and allies/supporters to join us in raising our $8,000 goal! The funds will go towards the training venue, food, travel support/assistance for participants, training materials, interpretation, and stipends/incentives for volunteers.
Join us this summer in building the transformative leadership of Vietnamese community activists and organizers.
APPLY TO HBT BOSTON 2018: bit.ly/2018HBTApp (DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH)
ABOUT HAI BA TRUNG SCHOOL FOR ORGANIZING: The Hai Bà Trưng School’s goal is to develop a base of progressive Vietnamese American organizers and activists. This training is designed so that participants will work to develop a progressive Viet identity, learn the basics of organizing theory and skills, connect to local Viet organizers, and work in the Vietnamese American community.
As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a progressive Vietnamese-American identity, learn the basics of organizing theory and skills, and connect to local and national organizers doing social justice work. The training will focus on best practices and challenges unique to organizing in the Vietnamese-American community. This training is proposed for those ages 18-33; however, all are encouraged to apply.
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