Seng So

Seng received his bachelor's degree in Asian American Studies at UCLA in 2007. In 2008 he began organizing in Oakland, California as a youth organizer for Youth Together around issues of educational justice across racial, ethnic and generational lines. Today he is a youth organizer for KGA's Young Men's Empowerment Program, serving to empower youth and communities around racial, economic and gender justice. In the 1980s Seng's parents fled the Khmer genocide; past land mines, over rivers, across jungles, through death and despair. In 1989, his parents reached America's shores, settling in the Bay Area. It is from this history -- the struggles and sacrifices of his ancestors -- that paves his path today. At the heart of his life and work are three principles -- community, love, liberation.