Back to School: APEN Academy

The first class of the APEN Academy celebrated their graduation on October 6 with a big BBQ with friends and family in Nichol Park in Richmond.

Launched on July 21, APEN ran an 8-week academy to strengthen the leadership and organizing skills of APEN members in Oakland and Richmond. About 25 leaders are attending the academy, but the numbers are growing each week! Workshops were interpreted in Mien, Khmu, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Vivian Huang, Local Campaign Director says:
 “Its been so inspiring to see our members engaging on complex issues, supporting each other in the learning process and contributing sharp analysis based on their personal histories and life experiences. It’s strengthening APEN’s leadership as a whole and fostering connections across the different ethnic communities we organize in.”