PROGRAMS


 

  • Social and Systemic Change Strategizing
  • Youth Leadership Development
  • Youth Organizing Internships
  • Voter Registration and GOTV
  • Alliance and Coalition Building
  • OC Immigrant Rights Institute (OCIRI) – Extensive organizing and campaign trainings to expand immigrant rights and address immigration enforcement in OC
  • Direct Action Campaign Training
  • Political Education Trainings & Workshops – Vietnamese history, housing, immigrant rights, civic engagement, and more
  • Political Tours of Little Saigon – Walking Tours through Little Saigon, OC
  • Heart of Little Saigon – Housing Assessment Survey of Vietnamese renters
  • Cultural Organizing – Channeling Vietnamese Art, Language, Culture, and Stories into Creative Organizing Strategies
  • Narrative Change – Uplifting and empowering the resiliency of Vietnamese, low-income, and immigrant communities

UPCOMING & ONGOING PROGRAMS

Lên Tiếng l Tiến Tới Youth Program

Lên Tiếng l Tiến Tới (LTTT) is a 10-week social justice academy for Vietnamese and Vietnamese American young people (ages 14-17) committed to creating positive social change and advocating for immigrant human rights in their local community in Orange County. Participants will explore their Vietnamese identity through arts and culture, leadership development, and civic engagement. Interested participants must apply and interview. Our current program is ongoing from January – March 2020.

Political Tours of Little Saigon

VietRISE’s Political Tours of Little Saigon is a first-hand experience where participants can learn and discuss the history of Little Saigon through a socio-cultural and political lens, and to learn about social justice movements that are happening and have happened in Little Saigon. Through a walking tour, participants will the multiplicities of the community’s historical, cultural, and social identities; and how to take action and create positive social change in the community.  Our tours are free and currently available for groups only. Please contact Vincent at vincent@vietrise.org directly to schedule a tour.

CYPHER Organizing School

VietRISE’s CYPHER Organizing School (formerly known as VietRISE YOP) is a six-month paid internship program for Vietnamese community members ages 18-30 who reside in Orange County that focuses on training participants to become effective leaders and community organizers. Ultimately, this program will work with participants to explore how to navigate and apply community organizing and civic engagement best practices within the Orange County political landscape.

Past to Present: Empowerment Through our Viet Stories

Our “Past to Present: Empowerment through our Việt Stories” workshop series is an quarterly series of history lessons that seeks to empower individuals through the examination of Vietnamese history. Our workshops provide a learning environment where participants can connect examples of Vietnamese history to local and VietRISE’s current campaign(s). All of our workshops include Vietnamese language lessons and hands-on activities that are tied to the history topic of the day.

Orange County Immigrant Rights Institute (OCIRI)

The Orange County Immigrant Rights Institute (OCIRI) is a series of open and invitation-only trainings, boot camps, and workshops dedicated to building the capacity, skills, and political analysis of community members to advance immigrant and civil rights. Ultimately, it is a training space for community members to learn what sanctuary cities are, understand immigration enforcement in the county, how to combat white supremacist and anti-immigrant politics and activism, and work together to creatively transform immigrant rights in Orange County. If you are interested in joining a training, contact Tracy at tracy@vietrise.org.

Trainings and Workshops

We can conduct trainings and workshops for students, community groups, community members, and co-organizers around AAPI Hxstory, Vietnamese Political and Cultural Hxstory in Orange County, voter registration, field training, and organizing and direct action. Please let us know if you are interested in having us host a training or workshop with or for you!