DC Desi Summer 2013
Friday, August 16th to Sunday, August 18th
University of Maryland – College Park (near Washington, DC)
For more information and to apply: http://dcdesisummer.weebly.com/apply.html
First priority deadline: May 31st
**For young South Asian Americans age 15-21**
(Desi refers to people with origins in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and the Maldives, but the diaspora spreads from Fiji to Trinidad, from Kenya to the Persian Gulf, from South Africa to Guyana and Suriname, from Southall in Britain to Washington, DC and many places in between)
$20 (This fee covers all weekend meals, but participants arrange for transportation and housing.)
Limited participation and transportation scholarships are available. Free local housing can be arranged for out-of-town participants.
DC Desi Summer (DCDS) is a weekend-long youth leadership and empowerment program. Spearheaded by the volunteer DCDS Collective, DC Desi Summer provides a radical and inclusive space for youth of South Asian heritage to examine key social justice issues and take action! Community activists, advocates, and academics will facilitate workshops and activities that focus on topics, such as sexism, racism, capitalism, and the nuts and bolts of organizing for justice.