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Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Photo courtesy of Berta Romero

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP)
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Mar 1 Our Existence is Resilience
Lee Lo

Forty years ago, America debated whether my refugee parents/community, who were being hunted like animals due to their alliance with USA CIA Agents, should be permitted into the USA. Then it was whether it was worth providing food stamps and health care to this family of 11, who were displaced by a war no one had heard of. As a kid, I never thought I’d be interested in politics. But when every aspect of my existence is politicized, I have no choice but to be political -- to fight for the day when identities and communities like mine are no longer politicized, but rather humanized.

Nov 30 "Tell me about yourself."
Alyssa Tulabut

“Tell me about yourself.” This opening question to any interview was always the most dreaded to me. It required me to be a lot of things: concise, captivating, and clear about who I was. The first, I could practice. The second, I could well enough fake. The third, that’s where the trouble came. 

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Apr 18

Willmar, MN - Soeun "Posy" Chheng of the #ReleaseMN8 campaign narrowly escaped deportation last month. The local barber and kids boxing coach was scheduled to be deported with four other Cambodian Minnesotans in March. But Chheng secured a last minute emergency stay of removal after his attorney filed a motion to reopen his immigration case.


Apr 13

Rita Pin Ahrens and Souvan Lee will share concerns based on their ongoing review of some of the new state education plans for public elementary and secondary schools, focusing on what the changes could mean for English learners and refugees, and highlight areas where your voice can make a difference. Find out what you can do to educate and mobilize your community to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students.

 

Apr 13

Join community members and allies to participate in a National Week of Action from April 15 - 21. Show your #RefugeeResilience by calling on your Representatives and Senators to keep our families together.