It takes a village, they say. And we need your help now more than ever to grow our village of teachers, storytellers, artists, and healers that make up our SEAD village. Since 2011, we’ve been changing the way we hold space and use creative community building through our language workshops, storytelling publications, and convenings.

We need to raise $5,000 by October 25th, 2019.

$5,000 goes towards the research, design, and marketing of:

  • SEA Cultural Literacy Decks (Baci, Funerals, Healing, Holidays, etc)
  • SEA Survival Languages Web App (Hmong, Khmer, Lao, & Viet)
  • SEA Diaspora Storytelling Toolkit
Are you up for the challenge?

All contributors will get a personalized digital thank you card, social media shoutout, and exclusive updates on the progress of our projects.

This year’s theme are the stories, cultures, languages, histories, and people that make up our thriving village. We invite you to join in the #RaiseOurRoots movement!

***100% of donations goes to SEAD. Donating via Facebook Fundraisers is free for nonprofit orgs like SEAD. If you are reading this but do not have a Facebook account to donate, you are welcome to donate via our GoFundMe page here:***

Gather with us for our 3rd Annual Raise Our Roots event on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 5-8pm at SPNN Studio in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Event details here. Want to be a sponsor or vendor? Email

To learn more about our programs and projects, go to SEAD’s About Us page, Digital Library, and YouTube.

All donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is 47-4088420. Join the movement by using #RaiseOurRoots and following us on social media and our website

Feel free to reach out to us at for all inquiries.