In 2015, I entered into the world of organizing as a youth organizer through the Youth Movement of Justice and Organizing (Youth MOJO) of the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA). In 2 years, I was able to grow and expand into my own power, strengthened by my chosen family and community. I made a personal commitment to organize in the movement.
After entering CSUN (California State University, Northridge) with a foundation of grassroots organizing, my experiences left me feeling burnt out. It felt like I was continuously fighting battles that powered up the enemy’s war against us.
Thus, I applied to Seeding Change to reground myself in radical and powerful Asian American organizing and visualizing what that looks like for our communities. This summer, I am allowing myself to become transformed through meeting young Asian American organizers and my time at the Filipino Community Center.
In order to sustain this work at Seeding Change to provide spaces for future generations of Asian American organizers and for the present as well, please donate any amount you can to this fundraiser! Let’s all continue to support organizations and movements rooted in love, growth and grassroots organizing!
In exchange, I would like to share some reflections I am processing from this summer.
Here are some of the seeds Seeding Change has planted for me :
1. to begin exploring my complex identities.
2. being among young asian american organizers (nationwide) is a beginning step to my own healing.
3. what does it mean to build transnationally? what does it mean for me to have a personal connection with my homeland? ( learning about the struggle for genuine democracy and freedom in the philippines)
4. how can i utilize direct services as a doorway to organize my peers at CSUN?
5. lowkey midkey highkey 2019 seedlings
6. reimagining intimacies every day (shoutout to grandpa koko)
You can also donate via Venmo for donations less than $10 (@ Holly-Lin12)
We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, Knowing that they hold future promise. -Oscar Romero, “Future Not Our Own”
thank you thank you thank you!