Monica Chan

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Monica Chan

Monica Chan is (2016) a summer intern at the Asian Pacific Environmental Network. She was doing communications research to help strategize the placement and telling of our narratives, and work with the state policy team on civic engagement programming.

A lot of this work, though, is me learning from APEN to keep developing myself as an organizer. As the child of immigrants from Guangdong and Vietnam, I feel like I was born into a life of resistance that became activated as my political consciousness was developed by spaces that have invited and challenged me.[1]

It Takes Roots People's Caravan

It Takes Roots People's Caravan took place in July 2016. Grassroots Global Justice Alliance launched the It Takes Roots to Change the System People’s Caravan from the RNC to the DNC. Nearly 40 community leaders and allies from the US and Honduras traveled in a bus from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, stopping along the way to build with communities in Pittsburgh and Baltimore fighting for environmental and racial justice.

Caravanistas included Monica Chan, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Oakland CA