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Meet our New Organizing Project: Generation 2 bloggers!

NAKASEC’s New Organizing Project (NOP) was born out of a desire to build an online movement of people from all over the country, particularly young Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and engage them in conversations around topics that are important to our communities.

In September 2010, Phase 1 was launched and for five months NAKASEC and affiliate centers worked with six bloggers from the Bay Area, Maryland, Chicago and Los Angeles who wrote about a multitude of topics ranging from pop culture to the DREAM Act to women’s issues. Through the power of social media, we were able to spark nationwide online discussions about topics like immigration, identity, self-image and language and sought to transform these debates into one that was more equitable and inclusive.

We hope to carry on the momentum from Phase 1 and continue to reach people, connect with them and move them to positively act on issues including immigration, civic engagement, youth empowerment, movement, racial justice, identity, representation and access. We want people not only to dialogue with one another but also hope that, as an end result, they are motivated to become agents of social change.

In May 2011, we kicked off Generation 2 with four bloggers from Los Angeles, Georgia and Chicago. For the next five months, you’ll find their writings here weekly! To participate in the conversation, be sure to use the hashtag #NOPit on Twitter and add us on Facebook.

Drop our bloggers a line, say hello and put in your two cents! This online movement cannot happen without your voice.

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