PrYSM has transformed my way of thinking, doing, and healing. Through the work of PrYSM, I have learned that activism is an act of love and compassion, which is the social responsibility of every generation.
- Chanravy Proeung
Greetings PrYSM Fam!
In November of 2001, we started with a vision: Improve the quality of life for Southeast Asian young people in Providence, RI through through community building and social justice. For the past 13 years, PrYSM has remained steadfast in our mission to confront and end state, street, and interpersonal violence affecting the Southeast Asian community in RI. Chanravy Proeung will be transitioning out of her role as Co-Director at PrYSM. For the past four years, Chanravy has done an incredible job developing PrYSM and refining our work. She has tightened our finances and administrative structures by implementing more solid internal processes. Chanravy has strengthened PrYSM’s national impact through her strong leadership in the Southeast Asian Freedom Network, Grassroots APIs Rising, Get Your Rights Network, the UN Human Rights Network, and many more. Locally, she paved the way for the state of Rhode Island to critically think about police violence, especially in communities of color struggling with poverty and state repression. As a Khmer woman from Providence, Chanravy has gracefully modeled what it means to be strong, powerful leader fighting for social justice. We love her dearly.
Happy 13th Birthday, PrYSM!
PrYSM’s birthday party is always exciting, but this year we need your help to celebrate Chanravy’s incredible contributions to the movement and to surround Sarath Suong with love and good wishes as he becomes Executive Director. From Co-Founder to staff to Board member to Co-Director, Sarath has been an invaluable member of the PrYSM family. PrYSM is excited for our next chapter as we move forward under his leadership. Help us build the current generation of Southeast Asian youth leaders and develop the next! You can do so in the following ways: Attend the Peace, Love, Power fundraiser! Tickets can be purchased at www.prysm13.eventbrite.com. They are $25 per person. Save money by bringing a friend (two tickets are just $40) or purchasing a table (ten tickets for $200). If you can’t attend, feel free to donate a ticket to a young person or community member. Purchase an ad! We are selling ads for the program books at Peace, Love, Power. You can also go to www.prysm13.eventbrite.com
We hope you join us on November 22nd!
Join Us! Enjoy the last few days of summer and catch up with PrYSM at our Unity BBQ on August 23!
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 12pm-6pm Lincoln Woods State Park, Site 20
Yes, the Unity BBQ is back! Remember the eating contests? Game stations? Raffle Prizes? Well they’re all coming back too! Here’s what you can expect this year:
- Hot Dog – Spicy Papaya Salad – FEAR FACTOR -
Game Stations! Raffle Prizes! – Ball Toss – Balloon Pop – Apple Bobbing -
Design PrYSM’s New Logo Contest! (Youths under 18 eligible to apply) – $300 Top Prize –
It’s gonna be a blast!
The Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN) is collaborating with Studio Revolt to bring the film “Cambodian Son” to our cities through their national tour to raise awareness of injustice in our communities. SEAFN hopes to channel the tour of this important film into our grassroots organizing, community empowerment and healing, education of our elected officials, and break the isolation of our communities by bringing us into a collective Southeast Asian movement to keep our families together.
C A M B O D I A N S O N
Deported by America. Adopted by Cambodia. Embraced by the World.
Directed, Filmed & Edited by Masahiro Sugano
Produced by Anida Yoeu Ali & Masahiro Sugano
Featuring the Story & Poetry of Kosal Khiev
Here are the local screenings in the New England area:
April 23rd, 2014 6:00PM
Everett Company Stage & School
9 Duncan Ave, Providence, RI 02906
April 24th, 2014 6:00PM
Pailin City Function Hall
6 Branch Street Lowell, MA 01851
April 25th, 2014 7:00pm
Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111
For Tickets to Lowell, MA Screening, click below.