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May 8 Life Lessons from a Hmong Grandfather to His Granddaughter
Bao Lor

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) Month, Bao shares with us the love and courage her grandfather had taught her.

Apr 25 Immigration Reform: Reducing Barriers to Naturalization for Older Immigrants
Doua Thor

The Senate recently introduced a bill on immigration reform. The bill is extensive, and covers many issues. Here, we wanted to highlight a few provisions on naturalization for older immigrants.

Mar 8 Fighting To Keep The Right To Vote
Bao Lor

On February 27th, a diverse group gathered in front of the Supreme Court to show their opposition to the elimination of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

Feb 26 A Resolution on Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Adopted
Cross-posted from 1Love Movement

On February 14, 2013, with collaboration between 1Love Movement, BPOS Delaware Valley, Juntos, Fight for Philly, HIAS, members of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, and Councilmembers James Kenney and Mari Quinones-Sanchez, the Philadelphia City Council adopted a Resolution on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).

Jan 30 A Day of Action Brings Community Unity
Bao Lor

One Love Movement, a  grassroots organizing movement founded in Philadelphia, started out as a group that wanted justice for their friends, fathers, and brothers who were facing deportation.

Jan 9 Meet SEARAC's Intern: Bao Lor, University of California, Irvine
Bao Lor

Hello! Hello! Hello! My name is Bao Lor and I am a graduating senior at the University of California, Irvine with a major in International Studies and a minor in Asian American Studies.

Dec 21 Rest in Peace, Senator Daniel K. Inouye
Ivy Ngo

On December 17, 2012, Senator Daniel Inouye, the most senior ranking member of Congress, passed away at the age of 88. Senator Inouye has represented the state of Hawaii in the House and Senate for over five decades, since Hawaii’s statehood in 1959.

Dec 18 What the Fiscal Cliff Means for Elder Programs
Doua Thor

Everywhere you turn these days, it seems that you can’t get away from talk of the “fiscal cliff.” As advocates for elders, we too, are concerned with the impending austerity measures and how, if triggered, they will impact funding for programs for our elder generations.

Dec 4 SEARAC 2012 Civic Engagement Efforts
Tong Thao

...true civic engagement does not start and end with election season, nor should civic engagement be reduced to the act of voting. The importance of staying active in the community, continually advocating for and on behalf of your community, your interest, your values, and your future are the core of being civically engaged...

Nov 17 Meet SEARAC's Interns: Nancy Xiong, UC Berkeley
Nancy Xiong

Nyob zoo (Hello)! My name is Nancy Xiong and I grew up in Merced, a small town in the heart of California. I recently graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) last May with a BA in Public Health and a minor in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies.