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DCDesi is now East Coast Solidarity Summer! Apply today! 

 It will be held in NYC, August 8-10 for youth 15-21 years old. Deadline is May 31. Please share this post with your friends, organizations, schools, student clubs, and fellow organizers and activists!

East Coast Solidarity Summer (ECSS) is a weekend-long leadership and empowerment program for youth of South Asian and Desi heritage who are passionate about social justice.

ECSS provides a radical and inclusive space for youth of South Asian/Desi heritage (including those of mixed heritage) to examine key social justice issues and take action! Past workshops have included topics such as identity, immigration, sexism, racism, mental health, and capitalism. The goal of the retreat is to engage participants in critical reflection, coalition building, activism, and organizing. We believe that a united, educated, and inspired collective of young activists and organizers is crucial to creating social change both locally and globally.

PLEASE SHARE & BOOST — First priority applications for the lifechanging Bay Area Solidarity Summer’s South Asian youth social justice program are due by Mar 31! The camp for 15-21 year olds runs Aug 7-11. BASS is a place to share ideas, learn how to lead real campaigns for change, find mentors, and be inspired.Learn more about Bay Area Solidarity Summer at www.SolidaritySummer.orgGot questions about this lifechanging program? Want to talk to organizers or alumni? Leave a comment below, message us via Facebook, or email us at bass@asata.org. A limited amount of scholarships are available!

PLEASE SHARE & BOOST — First priority applications for the lifechanging Bay Area Solidarity Summer’s South Asian youth social justice program are due by Mar 31! The camp for 15-21 year olds runs Aug 7-11. BASS is a place to share ideas, learn how to lead real campaigns for change, find mentors, and be inspired.

Learn more about Bay Area Solidarity Summer at www.SolidaritySummer.org

Got questions about this lifechanging program? Want to talk to organizers or alumni? Leave a comment below, message us via Facebook, or email us at bass@asata.org. A limited amount of scholarships are available!

Chicago Desi Youth Rising (CDYR) is a weekend summer leadership retreat for youth ages 15-21 who trace their heritage to South Asia and the diaspora and who identify themselves as change-makers. We welcome adoptees, desis of mixed heritage, any immigration status, and all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two spirit and intersex(LGBTQTSIS) youth.

Please visit chicagodesiyouthrising.wordpress.com to apply NOW!.
Chicago Desi Youth Rising (CDYR) is a weekend summer leadership retreat for youth ages 15-21 who trace their heritage to South Asia and the diaspora and who identify themselves as change-makers. We welcome adoptees, desis of mixed heritage, any immigration status, and all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two spirit and intersex(LGBTQTSIS) youth.
Please visit chicagodesiyouthrising.wordpress.com to apply NOW!.



Calling on all South Asians, Queers, Desi-folk, Allies, & Supporters,





to come celebrate…




Bollywood by the Bay




A fundraiser for Trikone and BASS (Bay Area Solidarity Summer)   August 18, 2012  10 pm - 2 am
 The best spot to boogie down to Bhangra, remix, and tunes from your favorite Bollywood films

Hosted at the brand new, South Asian & Queer owned Club OMG (www.clubomgsf.com)











Pre-sale Tickets:  $12  Same-day Tickets:  $15 at the door 




Students with Valid ID:  $10 at the door




Pre-Sale tickets can be purchased here: http://www.trikone.org/










BASS is a South Asian summer camp for Desi youth to learn about social justice issues affecting South Asians, art and leadership skills, and the legacy of South Asian activism. (http://www.solidaritysummer.org/). Trikone is a non-profit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of South Asian descent(http://www.trikone.org/index.shtml). 




Flyer designed by Design Action Collective circa 2012.
Calling on all South Asians, Queers, Desi-folk, Allies, & Supporters,
to come celebrate…

Bollywood by the Bay
A fundraiser for Trikone and BASS (Bay Area Solidarity Summer)
 August 18, 2012 
10 pm - 2 am

The best spot to boogie down to Bhangra, remix, and tunes from your favorite Bollywood films
Hosted at the brand new, South Asian & Queer owned Club OMG (www.clubomgsf.com)
Pre-sale Tickets:  $12 
Same-day Tickets:  $15 at the door 
Students with Valid ID:  $10 at the door
Pre-Sale tickets can be purchased here: http://www.trikone.org/
BASS is a South Asian summer camp for Desi youth to learn about social justice issues affecting South Asians, art and leadership skills, and the legacy of South Asian activism. (http://www.solidaritysummer.org/). Trikone is a non-profit organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of South Asian descent(http://www.trikone.org/index.shtml).

Flyer designed by Design Action Collective circa 2012.

Bay Area Solidarity Summer promo video circa 2012.

Still accepting applications - if you are a South Asian American teen that wants to have as much fun and have as much of a life changing moment as the people in this video APPLY TODAY at www.solidaritysummer.org . Slots are fill up fast, deadline rolling! We have a GREAT lineup for 2012, you don’t want to miss it!

It’s time to get BASS-ed!

The Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS) is a summer camp to develop leadership skills for 15-21 year old youth in the South Asian American community.  BASS is a five-day four-night camp from August 2-6th in Berkeley where participants will learn about progressive issues, gain organizing skills, connect with South Asian activists and practice leadership.
Interested in applying? Visit www.solidaritysummer.org and apply by May 25th. We only have 25 spots available so the sooner you apply, the better your chances! And be sure to like us at www.facebook.com/BayAreaSolidaritySummer 

Logo designed by Sabiha Basri of Design Action Collective circa 2012.

It’s time to get BASS-ed!

The Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS) is a summer camp to develop leadership skills for 15-21 year old youth in the South Asian American community.  BASS is a five-day four-night camp from August 2-6th in Berkeley where participants will learn about progressive issues, gain organizing skills, connect with South Asian activists and practice leadership.

Interested in applying? Visit www.solidaritysummer.org and apply by May 25th. We only have 25 spots available so the sooner you apply, the better your chances! And be sure to like us at www.facebook.com/BayAreaSolidaritySummer

Logo designed by Sabiha Basri of Design Action Collective circa 2012.

Image from a show at the Sol Collective in Sacramento in December 2010.

Image from a show at the Sol Collective in Sacramento in December 2010.

Logo for Seva NYC, circa 2011.

Logo for Seva NYC, circa 2011.

Too late for this one - this image is from the callout to Sikh youth by Jakara Movement to join their Alternative Spring Break 2011.

This past week members of the College Sikhs Collaborative and the Jakara Movement – creating the first Alternative Spring Break – explored the issue of immigration by visiting so-called ground zero –  the Mexi/Cali border.  While surge of the Tea Party movement has helped  bring nativist sentiments to the fore, the Sikh-American response on  the issue has been largely muted.  In 2006, we saw huge protests calling  for a more free immigration policy, led largely by our Chicano/a and  Latino/a brothers and sisters, as is too often the case, Sikhs, who are  also directly affected by issues of immigration – both documented and  undocumented – remain passive bystanders to the national debate. [jakaramovement]

Don’t fret. I’m sure they’ll have another one next year. Image circa 2011 created by NSM Graphics.

Too late for this one - this image is from the callout to Sikh youth by Jakara Movement to join their Alternative Spring Break 2011.

This past week members of the College Sikhs Collaborative and the Jakara Movement – creating the first Alternative Spring Break – explored the issue of immigration by visiting so-called ground zero – the Mexi/Cali border.  While surge of the Tea Party movement has helped bring nativist sentiments to the fore, the Sikh-American response on the issue has been largely muted.  In 2006, we saw huge protests calling for a more free immigration policy, led largely by our Chicano/a and Latino/a brothers and sisters, as is too often the case, Sikhs, who are also directly affected by issues of immigration – both documented and undocumented – remain passive bystanders to the national debate. [jakaramovement]

Don’t fret. I’m sure they’ll have another one next year. Image circa 2011 created by NSM Graphics.

Logo for the non-profit NYC, NY based SEVA. I think this image is super dope.
Image circa 2011.

Logo for the non-profit NYC, NY based SEVA. I think this image is super dope.

Image circa 2011.

This summer will be the first ever Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS). We are looking for Desi teens to participate, volunteers, and funds. Will you be there?

On July 22nd, South Asian American teenagers from across the San  Francisco Bay Area will convene for a life-changing experience. The  youth will be attending the first ever Bay Area Solidarity Summer  (BASS), a four-day leadership camp for youth of South Asian heritage  seeking to learn about progressive issues, gain organizing skills,  connect with other South Asian activists, and develop themselves into  leaders. The all-inclusive camp will provide space for young people to  learn skills on how to be a social activist, as well as learn about  issues affecting the South Asian community both locally and globally.
BASS is open to youth of South Asian heritage ranging in age from  14 to 19 years old. The camp costs only $50, which covers all housing  and food expenses for four days and three nights. Held in the beautiful  Center for Third World Organizing Training and Retreat Center (often  described as the “CTWO Mansion”), the intense camp will cover a wide  range of issues such as Creative Arts and Action,  Racial Profiling, Hip  Hop Revolutionaries, and Environmental Justice. An important component  of the curriculum will be a look back at the 100 years of history of  South Asian Bay Area student activism. [link]

Read more at the Sepia Mutiny post right here.
Event poster circa 2011 and designed by Sabiha Basrai.

This summer will be the first ever Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS). We are looking for Desi teens to participate, volunteers, and funds. Will you be there?

On July 22nd, South Asian American teenagers from across the San Francisco Bay Area will convene for a life-changing experience. The youth will be attending the first ever Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS), a four-day leadership camp for youth of South Asian heritage seeking to learn about progressive issues, gain organizing skills, connect with other South Asian activists, and develop themselves into leaders. The all-inclusive camp will provide space for young people to learn skills on how to be a social activist, as well as learn about issues affecting the South Asian community both locally and globally.

BASS is open to youth of South Asian heritage ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old. The camp costs only $50, which covers all housing and food expenses for four days and three nights. Held in the beautiful Center for Third World Organizing Training and Retreat Center (often described as the “CTWO Mansion”), the intense camp will cover a wide range of issues such as Creative Arts and Action, Racial Profiling, Hip Hop Revolutionaries, and Environmental Justice. An important component of the curriculum will be a look back at the 100 years of history of South Asian Bay Area student activism. [link]

Read more at the Sepia Mutiny post right here.

Event poster circa 2011 and designed by Sabiha Basrai.

I’ve been helping out a new San Francisco Bay Area project, the Bay Area Solidarity Summer.

On July 22nd, South Asian American teenagers from across the San Francisco Bay Area will convene for a life-changing experience. The youth will be attending the first ever Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS), a four-day leadership camp for youth of South Asian heritage seeking to learn about progressive issues, gain organizing skills, connect with other South Asian activists, and develop themselves into leaders. The all-inclusive camp will provide space for young people to learn skills on how to be a social activist, as well as learn about issues affecting the South Asian community both locally and globally.
BASS has been developed by a highly skilled volunteer collective of South Asian American organizers and activists looking to give back to the community by supporting the growth of young leaders. A quick look at BASS’ website at www.SolidaritySummer.org shows the breadth of experience of the organizing team, with doctors and lawyers joining political organizers and theatre producers. BASS is a project of the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA), an all volunteer organization working to educate, organize, and empower Bay Area South Asians.
BASS is open to youth of South Asian heritage ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old. The camp costs only $50, which covers all housing and food expenses for four days and three nights. Held in the beautiful Center for Third World Organizing Training and Retreat Center (often described as the “CTWO Mansion”), the intense camp will cover a wide range of issues such as Creative Arts and Action,  Racial Profiling, Hip Hop Revolutionaries, and Environmental Justice. An important component of the curriculum will be a look back at the 100 years of history of South Asian Bay Area student activism.

Are you interested in being a part of BASS, either as a participant or a volunteer? Contact us at bass@asata.org! Check out our flyer here. And be sure to join the facebook page at www.facebook.com/BayAreaSolidaritySummer
The above logo was created by BASS activist, Roke. Circa 2011.

I’ve been helping out a new San Francisco Bay Area project, the Bay Area Solidarity Summer.

On July 22nd, South Asian American teenagers from across the San Francisco Bay Area will convene for a life-changing experience. The youth will be attending the first ever Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS), a four-day leadership camp for youth of South Asian heritage seeking to learn about progressive issues, gain organizing skills, connect with other South Asian activists, and develop themselves into leaders. The all-inclusive camp will provide space for young people to learn skills on how to be a social activist, as well as learn about issues affecting the South Asian community both locally and globally.

BASS has been developed by a highly skilled volunteer collective of South Asian American organizers and activists looking to give back to the community by supporting the growth of young leaders. A quick look at BASS’ website at www.SolidaritySummer.org shows the breadth of experience of the organizing team, with doctors and lawyers joining political organizers and theatre producers. BASS is a project of the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA), an all volunteer organization working to educate, organize, and empower Bay Area South Asians.

BASS is open to youth of South Asian heritage ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old. The camp costs only $50, which covers all housing and food expenses for four days and three nights. Held in the beautiful Center for Third World Organizing Training and Retreat Center (often described as the “CTWO Mansion”), the intense camp will cover a wide range of issues such as Creative Arts and Action,  Racial Profiling, Hip Hop Revolutionaries, and Environmental Justice. An important component of the curriculum will be a look back at the 100 years of history of South Asian Bay Area student activism.

Are you interested in being a part of BASS, either as a participant or a volunteer? Contact us at bass@asata.org! Check out our flyer here. And be sure to join the facebook page at www.facebook.com/BayAreaSolidaritySummer

The above logo was created by BASS activist, Roke. Circa 2011.