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PROGRAMS

SEAD sees a reimagined world that is culturally just, creatively sustainable, and socially empowering for Southeast Asian diaspora voices, agency and self-determination.

SEAD has provided arts programming since our inception, with the aim of using storytelling and creativity to empower and address community. We collaboratively hold space and encourage environments where we can recognize the power of heritage and cultural arts practices, learning to trust in our own voices.

SEA ROOTS

LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS

Offered in Hmong, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese. Language strengthens our understanding of our diasporic experiences (or that of our loved ones), as well as to strengthen our connections to people and heritage.

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SEA CHANGE LAB

A cohort-based program for young people ages 16-25, aimed at growing social empowerment and leadership development through storytelling in arts, advocacy, and reimagination.

PLANTING SEADS

The Southeast Asian diaspora storytelling (SEADS) initiative aims to reclaim, honor and amplify the lived experiences of veterans, mothers, activists, scholars, and other historically invisible narratives of Hmong, Khmer, Lao and Việt community members.

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CULTURAL ORGANIZING

As storytellers, bridge builders, and disruptors in movements, we focus on the intersections of activism, narratives, political education, and most importantly art.

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