Network of Myanmar American Association
The Network of Myanmar American Association (NetMAA) is a grassroots, community-based organization that aims to support and promote the Myanmar( Burmese) community in Los Angeles through civic and cultural education. NetMAA holds various programs throughout the year to benefit the Myanmar-American community in Los Angeles, including several arts and culture events, a film festival, photo exhibitions, concerts, a Labor Day weekend excursion (the Annual Myanmar Families Adventure), and U.S. Immigration legal assistance.
In 2016 and 2015, grants from ACTA’s Living Cultures Grants Program will support NetMAA’s traditional dance class and performance programs for youth. In addition to providing second-generation Myanmar youth with quality cultural and dance education, performances at several Asian American cultural events throughout Southern California will increase awareness and knowledge about the Myanmar American community.
In the following video, NetMAA’s youth dance group performs Si Mee Kwet Aka, or the candlight dance: