Viet Vote San Diego curated an immersive experience on March 13th, 2023 at the Mingei Museum. Where community members and allies came together to enjoy the array of cultural foods and learn about cultural folklore, values, and identities from each member of our diverse San Diegan Asian American community.
These stories allowed community members and attendees to delve into the rich cultural backgrounds of our Asian-American community members, shedding light on their journeys and the experiences around navigating both the generational and cultural bridges.
These folklores and storytelling from different Asian-American communities allowed for the cultivation of a safe and engaging space that celebrated the shared heritage and fosters meaningful conversations that bring us closer together.
Council President Sean Elo-Rivera, Council Member Kent Lee, and Council Member Raul Campillo for their presence and support at this community event.
Mingei International Museum, for hosting our community event at the community theatre.
And Media with Lucia, whose wonderful team captured, documented, and created the video premieres. As well as providing on-site support on the day of the event.
Karen Organization of San Diego was founded by grassroots community organizing efforts. In 2008, Karen community leaders had meetings to find ways to support the Karen and other refugee families from Burma who had been struggling to adjust their lives upon their arrival in San Diego.
Asian Solidarity Collective (ASC) is a grassroots movement and power-building organization in San Diego activating Asian American communities and moving them into action to create profound radical, sustainable and fundamental change in the world through organizing, community care and personal ecology. ASC’s work includes civic engagement & policy, political education, transformative leadership development, community building, and collective action.
Founded, led, and staffed by refugees, they are uniquely situated to use relational organizing to bring community into a pathway of ongoing engagement and indigenous community leadership development. They fight to advance the full economic, social, & civic inclusion of refugees in the San Diego region, throughout California, and across the country. They envision a world where refugees are connected global leaders building trans-continental movement work to advance meaningful freedom for all.
Our organization is a non-partisan, non-profit founded in 2019, dedicated to the empowerment of the Vietnamese community in San Diego through voting and civic engagement. We also aim to communicate information, resources, and program services to the Vietnamese community, such as vaccination appointments, renter and business relief programs, and community events.
Mingei aims to inspire people to celebrate human creativity, as well as recognize, embrace, and cultivate their own creativity, in ways big or small through an inviting, fresh, sometimes surprising, and always engaging look at a diverse range of thoughtfully designed, carefully crafted and passionately made objects from around the world, often created by unknown artists and craftspeople for everyday use.
Media with Lucia is an Independent, Queer, Indigenous, & Latinx-owned small business. They specialize in audio, video, and social media content creation services for small businesses and non-profit organizations.