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

Jul 28 Meet Vy Luu - Our Summer Intern from San Diego
Vy

My name is Vy Luu and I am a Research Intern at SEARAC this summer! I am a rising senior studying Sociology at Stanford University.  I was born in Vietnam but moved to San Diego when I was seven, where my mom reunited with her family who had come to the US in the years following the Vietnam War. I’m the youngest of three children, and my family still calls me “Bé,” which means “Baby” in Vietnamese.

Jul 11 Meet Peng Xue - Our Summer Intern from Wisconsin
Peng Xue

My name is Peng Xue Vang and this summer I am SEARAC’s Educational Policy intern.  I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and therefore I am obligated to love two things; the Green Bay Packers and cheese. I am a first-generation Hmong American college student and recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a double major in International Studies and Languages of Cultures of Asia and a certificate in Asian-American Studies.

What's New


Jul 21

SEARAC commends Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA-17), along with the Tri-Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus leadership, for introducing a constitutional amendment that would make a quality education a civil right. Representative Honda stated, "This constitutional amendment would give Congress more authority to address the rampant educational inequities between states, especially in the area of resource inequity-a topic not resolved by the Supreme Court's Brown v Board of Education."


Jul 8

SEARAC mourns the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police this week, and calls for immediate and urgent reforms to US law enforcement. Executive Director Quyen Dinh stated, "Excessive and brutal police force against the African American community in the United States has been an urgent epidemic sustained over decades. The murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have come into public consciousness now through the new power of social media, the hard work of the Black Lives Matter movement, and decades of Black-led civil rights activism that came before."


Jul 8

Join SEARAC for a webinar on the Every Student Succeeds Act on July 13 and a webinar on civic engagement on July 21.