Program Overview

SEARAC’s Leadership & Advocacy Training (LAT) program is a three-day training based in Washington, DC, intended for emerging advocates from Southeast Asian American (SEAA) and ally communities to uplift their community’s stories, explore the SEAA political identity, and build collective power as they learn how to become advocates for policy change.

LAT is best suited for community members and allies who want to deepen their knowledge about education, health, or immigration policy, practice effective communication and framing skills, and create policy change to serve their communities. The training culminates in a day of advocacy visits with Congressional representatives and/or their staff, immediately enabling participants to apply the advocacy skills they have learned during the training.


Are yoU …

  • interested in learning about policies that affect the SEAA community,

  • looking to connect with other SEAA community members from across the US,

  • highly motivated to advocate for the SEAA community, and

  • at least 18 years old?



Alyssa Tulabut, Training Manager

Phone: (202) 601-2963


KEY Dates

June 19-21, 2019 - LAT 2019, Washington, DC

February 2020 - LAT 2020 application period

March 2020 - Selection of LAT 2020 cohort

Watch our 2018 recap for an inside look at the LAT Journey