Southeast Asian Intercollegiate Summit

Dear Community Leader,

We are writing on behalf of California’s coalition of Southeast Asian students.  This coalition is working collaboratively with student leaders from different colleges and universities to plan a Southeast Asian Intercollegiate Summit (SEA ICS).

On behalf of our community, I would like to invite you, your organization, and your community to the Southeast Asian Intercollegiate Summit 2012, “Rising from the Concrete”.

  • WHAT:  A gathering of college students and/or young professionals who are community leaders and activists organizing on behalf of advancing Southeast Asian communities in the United States.
  • WHO:  College students and/or young professionals from:
    • Various regions of California (but also open to out-of-state participants)
    • Various educational institutions: community colleges, state colleges, state universities, private schools, etc.
    • Various ethnic communities: Khmer, Hmong, Lao, Mien, Vietnamese, etc.
  • WHEN: Friday, 13 January 2012 to Sunday, 15 January 2012
  • WHERE:  UC San Diego campus

Please register by 25 November 2011. Click here to register.

Some goals we’d like to accomplish are:

  • Provide a space to share and update knowledge about Southeast Asians on college campuses and in our respective regions
  • Develop a network of college students and organizers in the community
  • Discuss issues and “problems” in our community
  • Work together on an action plan to tackle some of these issues

For more information, questions, or opportunities to help/contribute, please email:

In solidarity,
The Southeast Asian Intercollegiate Summit 2012 Planning Committee

Tien Tran
4th year Undergraduate | University of California, Berkeley
Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Major | Southeast Asian Studies Minor

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