What is SAT?

SAT is a program that brings together like-minded Asian/Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) to help create a community of young activists and organizers, many of whom go on to work in various community-based organizations and unions. Participants have the opportunity to learn valuable skills in outreach, community organizing, and direct action campaigns.

When is SAT?

SAT 2017 will take place July 7 – 10.

Where is SAT?

SAT is held in Los Angeles, the home of most of the sponsoring organizations.

How much does training cost?

We have a fee of $100. Financial assistance is available, and will not affect selection process. Please contact sat.staff@gmail.com for more information.

Are housing and meals provided?

Yes, housing and meals are included in the above-mentioned fee. For more information, please contact sat.staff@gmail.com.

How can I find transportation to and from the SAT location?

If a participant cannot find immediate transportation, a carpool with other participants can be arranged.  For more information, please contact sat.staff@gmail.com 

What do I do if I only can only attend part of the training?

Most participants must and are highly encouraged to attend the entire training. There may be limited possibilities for individuals already working closely with sponsoring organizations to attend some, but not all, of the sessions.

Participants are encouraged to sleep over as a retreat-like experience, which is conducive to forming strong bonds with other participants essential to the spirit of organizing. SAT is not just a program to hone organizing skills, but also an opportunity to foster a community of like-minded individuals. If you have potential scheduling conflicts or accommodation needs, please contact us ahead of time.

Who can apply for the training?

Everyone! We encourage folks with any interest or experience with community organizing to participate. Our curriculum is focused on Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, but all are welcome. Participants under 18 must have a guardian sign a waiver.

What will I get out of the training?

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of community organizing in the Los Angeles APIA community. They will learn tools and strategies to confront issues facing their community, such as direct action campaign and coalition building. Participants will explore their personal connection to the greater history of the APIA community organizing and identity formation.

How do I get involved with one of the sponsoring organizations after the training?

Many of the sponsoring organizations offer volunteer and internship opportunities. You will be provided with contact information for all the organizations and will have the opportunity to learn about their work.


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