Southeast Asian American communities throughout the country are calling out President Obama and the 113th United States Congress to stop deportation and to keep families together by signing this petition on Change demanding immigration reform.
As immigration reform progresses rapidly we, the undersigned, are unified in our stance to support true reform that focuses on uniting families and addresses the deep root causes of inequity and disparity in this country. While we recognize that we may not achieve everything all at once, we are committed for the long term.
Unpacking Anti-Blackness in Our Communities | Facebook -
An event open to people who self-identify as Central, East, South, Southeast Asian and/or Pacific Islander (including mixed-race people from these communities), to examine and work through anti-Blackness in our communities. Please feel free to invite anyone who fits the description above!
This event will be part workshop, part discussion, part historical timeline, and part story-telling (and sharing), including an examination of the history of anti-Blackness in our communities AND the history of solidarity between our communities and Black communities in the US, and how we might strengthen solidarity between our communities.
Co-Organized by South Asians for Justice - Los Angeles and the JACL Pacific Southwest District, with space donated by the Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund (SALDEF).
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Here’s to the one’s trying to make ends meet and to the ones saving for a brighter future.
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To certain outside viewers, Vietnamese in America may have become synonymous with flag-waving conservatism, embodying a reactionary and censorious nationalism couched in the rallying cries of ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom.’ That’s definitely not me nor quite a few other Vietnamese Americans both young and old. But neither are we the conical-hatted, machine gun-slinging peasant warriors glorified in the lore of America’s left movement.
[However] there is a Vietnamese history in America — and a leftist history at that — going as far back as the 1940s national liberation struggles among émigrés in New York against French colonialism, to the 1960s anti-war activism of Vietnamese students and early immigrants. On July 2, 1972 in Los Angeles, the Union of Vietnamese in the United States was formed — the only group of Vietnamese in America to organize against the war.
Reclaiming our Vietnamese American history and identity has come to have a lot more meaning for me these days. It will mean, I think, careful and strategic organizing work within our communities. It will mean nurturing the youth and not antagonizing the elders. It will mean growing and struggling in the U.S. without forgetting to fight the imperialism that brought us here. — Tram Quang Nguyen, "Caring for the Soul of Our Community: Youth and Activism Today," [excerpt], from Asian Americans: The Movement and the Moment, edited by Steve Louie and Glenn Omatsu (2001). (via asianamericanactivism)
Word from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders:
Join us on Google Hangout at 3pm ET! We’re answering your question on Health Insurance Marketplace in #Vietnamese. Please share with your Vietnamese speaking friends & family!
Hãy tham gia Google+ Hangout lúc 3 chiều ET! Sẽ bàn về Thị Trường Bảo Hiểm Sức Khoẻ bằng #TiếngViệt. Gửi vào câu hỏi của quý vị
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HealthCare.govCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
So, this is a big deal: UW-Madison will be offering a Hmong American Studies course next fall. Why? Because the Hmong American experience is underrepresented generally. Because UW is adding an ethnic studies course in the current political and budget climate. Because it’s a victory for Hmong college students!
Bochan Huy is a 33 year old Cambodian American and Oakland Singer who was recently featured on PRI’s The World. Growing up listening to her father play Khmer psychedelic rock songs, she’s created a sound of her own as she blends hip hop, soul, funk and classic Cambodian rock into her music. Through music, she tries to close the cultural and generational gap between Cambodian youth and their families.