Chicago Desi Youth Rising
Chicago Desi Youth Rising’s primary programming is a 3 day retreat in Chicago that aims to empower South Asian youth to grow as change makers. Over the three days, participants will learn to connect their personal identities to social movements, learn how to analyze how systems of oppression shape our world and individual experiences while connecting to a community grounded in solidarity across intersectional identities. As a volunteer-run organization in its 4th year, we hope to increase our capacity to do more year-round programming. By creating a digital zine that captures moments, lessons, stories and art from the retreat curriculum, our goal is that young people are empowered to take what they’ve learned at the retreat back into their communities.