Category: Voices from our Youth

Check out our Violence Prevention Program Blog!

Check out our Violence Prevention Program run by our youth interns! http://monsoonvpp.weebly.com/ http://monsoonvpp.weebly.com/gallery.html


June 16, 2017 0

Summer School of Youth Activism 2017

We are hosting the 2017 Summer School of Youth Activism – our 4th year! When?  June 27th to June 30th, 2017 Where? Networking Project, 855 42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa This is a YOUTH only event. Learn about activism and community organizing with AF3IRM, a transnational feminist organization, and Monsoon’s violence prevention team! Youth will learn…
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June 11, 2017 0

API & African Youth Summit 2015

It’s that time again!  Monsoon is hosting the 2015 API and African Youth Summit.  The summit will be held on May 8th, Friday from 8:30am to 1:30pm at Grand View University. The year’s theme this year is “Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Community.”  We are excited to have Roopa Singh of SAAPYA​ (South Asian American Perspectives on Yoga…
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April 23, 2015 0

February is Dating Violence Awareness Month

Check out Monsoon’s API Youth Council’s February podcast. What is Dating Violence? Many young people experience abusive behaviors, but do not identify the abuse as dating violence. For many, these behaviors are incorrectly seen as “normal,” and are not considered problematic. Dating violence may include: • Isolation / Extreme jealousy • Stalking • Verbal / Emotional abuse •…
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January 29, 2015 0

Very busy month for the Youth Council!

Check out the API Youth Council November 2014 podcast. (https://soundcloud.com/monsooniowa/november-2014-api-youth-podcast-interview-with-pocqat) Our Youth Council were busy working on the November 2014 podcast and also the November edition and very first edition of the NO NAME ‘zine!  


November 2, 2014 0

Monsoon API Youth Council Tumblr

Check out Monsoon’s API Youth Council Tumblr account! http://muawi-api-youth-council.tumblr.com/


January 22, 2014 0

What is happening with the API Youth Program?

You want to know more about what is happening with Monsoon’s API Youth Program?  Listen to our podcast!  Let us know what you think?  Also, if you know youth living in Iowa interested in joining us, give them our contact information!  


January 22, 2014 0

thoughts by carolynn luong

thoughts 1: who am i? Diversity is the main contributor to our world. Without diversity, everyone appears the same. It might satisfy society’s demand of ‘everyone must be equal’, but all we need to do is to accept that everyone is different and that is okay. Many young adults and even children have a time…
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January 12, 2014 0

API Youth Peer-to-Peer Thoughts: Sandy Le

Blog 1: Ever heard of the phrase “Everything has a reason” ? Well it’s true. At birth, we are given a crown that we can’t take off. You and I both have our own duties to fulfill in our lifetime. Of course, there will be obstacles along the way. For example, oppression, jealousy, and prejudice…
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January 12, 2014 0

Speaking As A Youth

Parts of it really hit hard for me. It was wrong how she felt, having to hide everything she did from her parent. I completely understand her situation because I was also in the same boat she was.


April 5, 2013 0
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