MD region IGNITES with a Fire & Ice Movie Social!
This past Friday, youth from AALEAD After School programs across the Maryland region joined us in our office to participate in a fun and relaxing movie social. By hosting community events for AALEAD youth outside of after-school programs, we strive to give youth additional space and opportunities to create a sense of belonging and feel connected with each other. The Maryland Fire & Ice Movie Social Event 2019 honors that legacy – check out the highlights in this week’s blog post!
#HashtagActivism in the VA Programs
This week, AALEAD youth in Fairfax County learned about Hashtag Activism, a form of Digital Organizing. In programs, AALEAD youth learned about hashtag activism’s pros and cons and even created their own hashtag movements.
A Conversation with AALEAD Staff Mecca!
As February wrapped up, Mecca and Neel sat down for a conversation and talked about how she became connected to AALEAD, the pervasive sentiment of anti-blackness in the community, her lesson plan on Black-Asian Solidarity, and how AALEAD as well as other Asian American groups can better support Black communities
A Day of Service and Mentoring
On Saturday February 16, 2019, youth from across AALEAD’s programs in the DC area convened at Martha’s Table at the Commons to partake in community service projects, share how mentoring has impacted their lives, and honor the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Asian American community.