Summer Camp for the Next Generation of South Asian American Changemakers, Artists, and Activists
July 25-29, 2013 • Berkeley, California
Pakistan • India • Bangladesh • Sri Lanka • Bhutan • Nepal • Maldives • Diaspora
What is BASS?
The 3rd annual Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS) is taking place July 25-29, 2013. Join Desi youth from across California at a 5-day residential summer camp in Berkeley to learn about progressive social justice issues affecting South Asians, art, history, and leadership skills. BASS alumni often call the program "inspiring" and "life-changing."
BASS is open to youth 15 to 21 years of age and of South Asian heritage. The program costs only $50 for 5 days of instruction, meals, and housing at a historic hotel in Berkeley, minutes away from the UC Berkeley campus. (100% scholarships are available for those with financial need.) Applications are due by May 1, and may be evaluated in the order they're received.
The summer camp will include workshops, panels, a field trip, and lots of opportunities for arts and activism. BASS is an environment where Desi youth can feel safe, supported, and inspired. The program is run by a diverse group of volunteers of South Asian descent working to increase civic engagement and social justice education for South Asian youth.
BASS is a project of the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA).
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