Leadership, Empowerment, & Advocacy Fellowship


“Invitation to Brave Space”

by Micky ScottBey Jones

Together we will create brave space

Because there is no such thing as a “safe space”

We exist in the real world

We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.

In this space

We seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,

We amplify the voices that fight to be heard elsewhere,

We call each other to more truth and love

We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.

We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.

We will not be perfect.

This space will not be perfect.

It will not always be what we wish it to be


It will be our brave space together,


We will work on it side by side



About LEAF

SEARAC's Leadership, Empowerment, & Advocacy Fellowship (LEAF) program brings together key organizational leaders of the Southeast Asian American community to facilitate restoration and to strategize around our shared national policy priorities. 


Leave feeling less isolated and understanding your community's connections

Reflect & Heal

Leave feeling more abundant and resilient


Leave knowing who's doing what, how, why, and with next steps committed to each other

Leave feeling recharged and resilient for the work ahead