Allyship and Community Building

On July 11th, we said goodbye for now to our Javan Campers as they headed to the airport and were picked up from Whittier College. Their amazing energy will be missed. We can’t wait to see them again next year! 

Our Ayandeh campers continued their camp activities by participating in Iranian diaspora and American history workshops where they learned about the histories of their various identities. Campers were able to use references to movies, music, and media clips to learn about history and diaspora in various creative ways.

Two of our returning counselors, Sam and Arman, led an engaging workshop on gender and sexuality and the LGBTQ community. Sam and ArmanIt was amazing seeing campers ask important questions, explore identity, and talk about allyship towards other communities.

One camper stated, “The workshop was very enlightening because it opened my eyes to topics I hadn’t learned about and wasn’t aware of. We learned about how LGBTQ people could use support from other groups and being a minority myself, I know it is always important to do that.”

Overall, it was a wonderful day filled with learning, critical thinking, and community building!


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