About SASC Anthology
In 2007, Professor Khatharya Um, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Berkeley, brought forth a project for the Southeast Asian Student Coalition that focused on documenting the stories and memories of 1st generation Southeast Asian refugees through creative writing. Its vision was rooted in the fact that the Southeast Asian narrative was highly underrepresented. The project aims to create and publish an anthology of these documented stories that will be available not only for classroom use, but for future generations to learn about the roots and hystories of their ancestors.
What started out as a documentation of 1st generation SEA became that of the 1.8 and 2nd generation SEA. Spearheaded by Maurice Seaty and Tracy Nguyen in the early beginnings, and alter picked up by Binly Phounsiri and Brian Pham, SASC Anthology has been able to publish its first chatbook in 2009-2010 with a committee led by co-chairs Son Chau and Dat Phan.
Despite the change in direction, SASC Anthology continues to aim in its future goal of creating an anthology that will educate communities about the struggles and experiences of Southeast Asians in America. Whether it is through word, art, music, dance, the Anthology Project will remain a critical asset to the Southeast Asian community in preserving our stories and experiences.
SASC Anthology is currently led by Emily La and Kenny Hoang. To learn more or be apart of Anthology please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org