Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

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From the blog

Apr 29 The Gift of Voice
Monica Speight

We are all born with gifts that often lead us to our careers.  Some gifts are obvious, like singing, dancing, or writing, while others are not as obvious. I fall into the not so obvious category.

Mar 28 Community and the Individual
Gabriel Garcia

My mother was fifteen years old when I was born; my father was just seventeen. There are even pictures of me in my mom’s high school yearbook from the year that she graduated. Being teenage parents was not easy for them, and looking back I have no idea how they adapted. However, I know for a fact they could not have done it without the support they received from our very large extended family.

May 20
SEARAC's Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT) has trained almost 1,000 Southeast Asian American leaders since 1998 to share the challenges that our Cambodian, Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, and other refugee communities face, and to advocate for our own policy solutions. During the month of May, these passionate LAT alums and staff are fundraising to make sure we can continue to bring emerging leaders to Washington, DC, and state capitols every year and train them to agitate for change. Please consider donating today by May 31 to one of their campaigns to #payitforward and invest in our community's power and visibility.

May 18

We are excited to announce the release of our 2015 Annual Report highlighting our impact last year in the areas of education equity, immigrant justice, health access, boys and men of color, and building a leadership pipeline. In 2015 we also joined together with communities in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, MN, and San Jose, CA, to commemorate our community's 40 years as Southeast Asian Americans with our 40 & Forward: Southeast Asian Americans Rooted & Rising campaign.

May 13

Washington, DC - Last week, SEARAC Operations Manager and community advocate Lundy Khoy received an official Governor's Pardon from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The pardon recognizes Lundy's "commitment to good citizenship" in the fifteen years since her conviction and her fierce advocacy for humane immigration laws. The "simple pardon" does not erase her criminal record, but it may help her reopen her immigration case and eventually cancel her deportation order.