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Vietnamese American Civic Leaders Academy

Do you want to get involved in your local Vietnamese community? Or are you already involved and want to connect to other Vietnamese leaders? Do you believe in Vietnamese people coming together to address the issues we face? 

ViệtUnity South Bay is partnering with the City of San José's Office of Immigrant Affairs to build leaders for our current and upcoming generations of Vietnamese Americans. We envision a strong pipeline of multigenerational and multilingual leaders who are actively engaged in the political processes of San José.

Civic Leaders Academy for Vietnamese Americans is a seven-course workshop series on the most pressing issues in the Vietnamese American community and how you can address them with your local community and at City Hall. Workshop topics include: gender justice, racism, housing, education, immigration and deportation, and more. $100 will be provided upon completion of the program. We will have presentations from local community organizers in the Bay Area as well as from city officials in various departments.

Participants will: 
1) Engage deeply on the issues we face in the Vietnamese community in San José
2) Learn the resources that our city government offers
3) Connect to efforts with local organizations already working to address these issues

Workshops take place every Saturday from March 3 - April 14 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Lunch is provided. Program will be conducted in English with a Vietnamese interpreter. 

Please email if you have any questions.

Earlier Event: March 30
Good Friday Peace Vigil
Later Event: April 4
Rapid Response Training