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.


Jun 17
Join Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA-27), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3) and four impacted advocates who are fighting deportation because of unjust 20-year-old immigration laws. The panel will be moderated by SEARAC Executive Director Quyen Dinh.  One week left to RSVP:  http://bit.ly/automaticinjustice Tune in to SEARAC's Facebook page for a live stream of the briefing.

Jun 2

SEARAC is encouraged by the commitment of the US Department of Education in producing proposed regulations on accountability, data reporting, and state plans that incorporate feedback from public stakeholders on these important issues for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, previously No Child Left Behind/Elementary Second and Education Act).  In particular, we are pleased to see that the regulations provide strong support for parents and English Language learners, given the low English proficiency rates in many states for Southeast Asian American, immigrant, and refugee students. 


Jun 2

On May 6-7, the SEARAC board met in the Seattle area for visits with current community partners and the spring board meeting. Advocate and historian Dori Cahn gave the board a tour of the former INS immigrant detention center in Seattle's International District that appears in the documentary "Sentenced Home," where many community members were detained for years.