asian american justice center seeking submissions for "spark: asian pacific americans stand up!"

Got this passed along to me from the AAJC... The Asian American Justice Center Youth Advisory Council is currently collecting the narratives of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who have advocated for justice: "Spark: Asian Pacific Americans Stand Up!" Activist Narrative Submissions.

The Council is looking specifically for stories about what sparked the author’s passion for justice. The author may be an advocate in a diverse range of efforts including racial, economic, and environmental justice issues. Submissions can be about moments, events, or individuals that inspired them to work towards change:
As an activist of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent, was there a moment that sparked your passion for social justice? Was there an individual that inspired you to work towards change? Was there an event that affected you so deeply that led you to stand up for your rights and changed you forever?

If so, the Asian American Justice Center Youth Advisory Council would like to hear about it! We are collecting experiences as part of a summer project entitled, "Spark: Asian Pacific Americans Stand Up!"
Criteria for submission is either a 5-minute (maximum) video or 1-3 page single spaced typed paper to share their narrative of what prompted them to advocate for just and lasting change in their community.

Works will be featured in the Asian American Justice Center website, and will be part of an online compilation in the AAJC Youth Advisory Council website. The due date for the first wave of stories to be posted online is June 30, 2011.

Please send stories to kimberly.sarabia@gmail.com, or email for any additional questions. And for further information, go to Facebook.

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