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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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. 

What's New


Jun 23

SEARAC condemns the brutal assault of Anthony Promvongsa, a Lao American man from Worthington, MN, at the hands of area police. The incident occurred almost a year ago on July 28, 2016, but the ACLU of Minnesota only recently received video footage. 


Jun 23

Join SEARAC Board member Nerou Cheng at his home in New York City facing the East River to watch 4th of July fireworks. Enjoy Vietnamese appetizers and drinks while supporting SEARAC. 


Jun 15

Providence, RI - In a big win for the Southeast Asian communities of Rhode Island, the General Assembly made history this month by voting to pass the "All Students Count Act," introduced by Representative Grace Diaz and Senator Jeanine Calkin. The bill is designed to uncover education disparities among Asian and Pacific Islander students.