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Collective Philanthropy Project

The Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP) is an initiative for Vietnamese students and community organizations to collaborate and partner with in working towards one charitable cause. CPP assists North American Vietnamese nonprofit/philanthropic organizations to better achieve their mission through collective and collaborative partnership with UNAVSA.

Leadership Conference

Each year, conference organizers composed of young leaders within UNAVSA collaborate to host a leadership conference that serves as a catalyst to inspire and empower hundreds of students and young professionals across Canada and the United States with hopes of promoting change in the community. Join us from July 23-26, 2019 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel!

2020 Project

Voter participation for Asian Americans is especially low for age range 18-34. We’re on a mission to register 100,000 AAPIs by the 2020 Elections. We are doing this by raising awareness, providing education, and giving a space for civic engagement on the local, regional, and national scale. 

Mentorship Program

Our Mentorship Program seeks to engage alumni with high potential members to help develop the next generation of Vietnamese leaders and professionals through lived experiences in their career paths and with their involvements within the community.

VSAcademy

At VSAcademy, we are all about the love of knowledge and delivering a beautiful learning experience. VSAcademy offers curated content to educate Vietnamese American & Canadian young leaders. We encourage our constituents to experience the world of knowledge through a variety of mediums – videos, podcasts, playlists, articles, etc. 

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We’re wrapping up Mental Health Awareness Month with our last segment on burnout and mental exhaustion! We’ve talked about self-reflection and social networks. Our last release in our series delves into another option - Professional Help. We understand that addressing mental exhaustion requires time and vulnerability, especially if you’re juggling school, VSA, work, and other commitments.

If you are concerned about affordability, consider looking into sliding scale therapy and other forms of external treatment. Please note that we are not healthcare professionals. Please consult your healthcare physician if you would like further details of the options and if they are suitable for you.

We hope to provide you all with the steps to re-evaluate burnout in your work! We believe that people do their best work when they are prioritizing their mental health. We hope to encourage your continued leadership growth and development!

Check out our first post regarding the definition of burnout: facebook.com/UNAVSA/posts/10163854491850232

Our second post about self-reflecting and re-establishing your purpose: facebook.com/UNAVSA/posts/10163900685810232

Our third post about social networks, communication and boundaries: facebook.com/UNAVSA/posts/10163926969205232

Resources:
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nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments
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psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-therapy/200804/fundamentals-therapy-1-who-goes
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mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/ssris/art-20044825
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betterhelp.com/advice/therapy/what-is-sliding-scale-therapy-do-you-qualify/
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Additional Resources:
U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Services Canada: crisisservicescanada.ca/en
U.S. suicide hotline: 1800-273-8255 (source)
Canada suicidehotline: 1833-456-4566 (source)
Having a crisis? Text HELLO to 741741 (U.S.) or 686868 (Canada)
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#UNAVSA #MHAM #MENTAL #HEALTH #AWARENESS #MONTH #SELFCARE
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We’re wrapping up Mental Health Awareness Month with our last segment on burnout and mental exhaustion! We’ve talked about self-reflection and social networks. Our last release in our series delves into another option - Professional Help. We understand that addressing mental exhaustion requires time and vulnerability, especially if you’re juggling school, VSA, work, and other commitments.

If you are concerned about affordability, consider looking into sliding scale therapy and other forms of external treatment. Please note that we are not healthcare professionals. Please consult your healthcare physician if you would like further details of the options and if they are suitable for you.

We hope to provide you all with the steps to re-evaluate burnout in your work! We believe that people do their best work when they are prioritizing their mental health. We hope to encourage your continued leadership growth and development!

Check out our first post regarding the definition of burnout: facebook.com/UNAVSA/posts/10163854491850232

Our second post about self-reflecting and re-establishing your purpose: facebook.com/UNAVSA/posts/10163900685810232

Our third post about social networks, communication and boundaries: facebook.com/UNAVSA/posts/10163926969205232

Resources:
.
nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Treatments
.
psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-therapy/200804/fundamentals-therapy-1-who-goes
.
mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/ssris/art-20044825
.
betterhelp.com/advice/therapy/what-is-sliding-scale-therapy-do-you-qualify/
.
Additional Resources:
U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Services Canada: crisisservicescanada.ca/en
U.S. suicide hotline: 1800-273-8255 (source)
Canada suicidehotline: 1833-456-4566 (source)
Having a crisis? Text HELLO to 741741 (U.S.) or 686868 (Canada)
.
#UNAVSA #MHAM #MENTAL #HEALTH #AWARENESS #MONTH #SELFCAREImage attachmentImage attachment

With heavy hearts, UNAVSA mourns the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Dreasjon Reed, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and the many other Black people taken from us by police brutality and institutional violence. Our organization unilaterally condemns anti-Black racism and violence, as well as the agencies and individuals who continue to uphold racial inequity and inflict violence upon our society. The U.S. continues to kill and oppress people without consequence and we, as a community, cannot stand by without taking action towards racial justice.

Just as Black and African Americans once advocated for an end to senseless American violence in Southeast Asia and paved the way for a unified Asian American community, we, as Vietnamese and Asian people must act in solidarity. We hold a responsibility to demand justice for Ahmaud Arbery, justice for Dreasjon Reed, justice for Breonna Taylor, justice for George Floyd, justice for Tony McDade, and all people whose deaths are allowed to pass unchecked by the American public and government.

The U.S. was founded and continues to thrive based on the exploitation of Black and Brown people, but Asian, Southeast Asian, and Vietnamese communities cannot continue to embrace the model minority myth at the expense of other groups’ oppression. As an organization built for and by immigrants and children of immigrants, many of whom are survivors of war, UNAVSA refuses to remain silent and ignore the devastating impacts of institutional injustice. Fighting anti-Asian racism, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, must always include combating anti-Blackness within our own communities—friends, families, and strangers alike.

UNAVSA calls upon its constituents to take immediate and direct action by visiting the links below to sign petitions, donate to support funds, and contact our government to demand justice.

Minnesota Freedom Fund: minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate
George Floyd Memorial Fund: gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Justice for Big Floyd Petition and Phone Banking: justiceforbigfloyd.com
I Run With Maud (for Ahmaud Arbery's family): gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
Run with Maud Petition and Phone Banking: runwithmaud.com
Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition and Fundraiser: change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
Stand with Bre Petition and Phone Banking: standwithbre.com
National Bail Out Fund - Free Black Mamas: secure.actblue.com/donate/freeblackmamas2020

#Asians4BlackLives
#BlackLivesMatter
#SayTheirNames

Photo Credit: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
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With heavy hearts, UNAVSA mourns the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Dreasjon Reed, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and the many other Black people taken from us by police brutality and institutional violence. Our organization unilaterally condemns anti-Black racism and violence, as well as the agencies and individuals who continue to uphold racial inequity and inflict violence upon our society. The U.S. continues to kill and oppress people without consequence and we, as a community, cannot stand by without taking action towards racial justice.

Just as Black and African Americans once advocated for an end to senseless American violence in Southeast Asia and paved the way for a unified Asian American community, we, as Vietnamese and Asian people must act in solidarity. We hold a responsibility to demand justice for Ahmaud Arbery, justice for Dreasjon Reed, justice for Breonna Taylor, justice for George Floyd, justice for Tony McDade, and all people whose deaths are allowed to pass unchecked by the American public and government.

The U.S. was founded and continues to thrive based on the exploitation of Black and Brown people, but Asian, Southeast Asian, and Vietnamese communities cannot continue to embrace the model minority myth at the expense of other groups’ oppression. As an organization built for and by immigrants and children of immigrants, many of whom are survivors of war, UNAVSA refuses to remain silent and ignore the devastating impacts of institutional injustice. Fighting anti-Asian racism, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, must always include combating anti-Blackness within our own communities—friends, families, and strangers alike.

UNAVSA calls upon its constituents to take immediate and direct action by visiting the links below to sign petitions, donate to support funds, and contact our government to demand justice.

Minnesota Freedom Fund: minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate
George Floyd Memorial Fund: gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Justice for Big Floyd Petition and Phone Banking: justiceforbigfloyd.com
I Run With Maud (for Ahmaud Arberys family): gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
Run with Maud Petition and Phone Banking: runwithmaud.com
Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition and Fundraiser: change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
Stand with Bre Petition and Phone Banking: standwithbre.com
National Bail Out Fund - Free Black Mamas: secure.actblue.com/donate/freeblackmamas2020

#Asians4BlackLives
#BlackLivesMatter
#SayTheirNames

Photo Credit: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

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Thank you for this important statement and call for action. I’m looking forward to visiting the sites mentioned. Here in Canada, we have a lot to learn about the experiences of Black communities in the US, their long struggle for justice, and extensive history of activism and mobilization. With that said, it must be noted that Canadians & Vietnamese Canadian constituents within UNAVSA are also complicit in systemic violence towards and oppression of Black people. Racism and injustice doesn’t stop at the borders and we must all do better to speak up regardless of where we see it happening. I’m sharing here a list of resources and organizations you can refer to if you’re interested in learning more about & supporting groups working in solidarity in Canada: docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1rvVbCG-7ubJDBISQGy02fQjFmUm2gWHJ08x1nDwoTcc/mobilebasic

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