What's New

Nov 23

Call and e-mail your members of Congress to do the right thing by our students, as Congress finalizes the Elementary and Secondary Education bill through a conference process  to reconcile differences between bills passed i​n the House versus Senate.

Nov 20

Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and John Cornyn (R-TX), along with Representatives Mike Honda (D-CA17) and Ed Royce (R-CA39), have introduced the Minority Serving Institution Fairness Act, which resolves a current issue where institutions could only receive funds for one MSI grant, regardless of the different underserved student populations present on campus. 

Nov 19

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted in favor of legislation blocking the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. If this bill is enacted into law, it will effectively dismantle resettlement efforts for refugees fleeing state violence and the threat of ISIS.

Nov 19

Overcoming initial pushback and representing a big win for the refugee and immigrant community, Cambodian refugee Touch Hak has been issued a three-year stay of removal by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Nov 19

In a statement to the U.S. House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee, SEARAC emphasized its solidarity with its refugee brothers and sisters from Syria, and called on the Administration and Congress to carry on America’s legacy as a leading humanitarian leader by opening its doors to vulnerable communities. 

Nov 17

A number of governors and members of Congress recently announced that they want to stop Syrian refugee resettlement. Take action today to oppose the ongoing fear-mongering and hate that drives many of our policymakers to turn their backs on our humanitarian responsibility.

Oct 26

Ratha Jim Sin - Singer, rapper, songwriter
Far East Dragon Lion Dance Association - Dance troupe
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge My-Le Jacqueline Duong - Community Champion Award recipient
and more! Get your tickets now!

Oct 15

SEARAC recently welcomed 15 dedicated advocates hailing from 11 different cities during the organization’s first-annual Leadership, Empowerment, and Advocacy Fellowship (LEAF) training, held October 13-15 in its 16th Street office.

Oct 14
Join SEARAC, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities, Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and other Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) in communicating our concern over Governor Brown's lack of support for our communities, as well as our call to the Governor to hear our community's diverse voices in a community-hosted Town Hall with parents, students, academics, and other community leaders. 
Oct 8

SEARAC expresses deep disappointment with California Governor Brown's veto on AB176, a data disaggregation bill which would have been instrumental in revealing chronic disparities with both higher education and healthcare access for our communities. The veto of AB176 condones the systemic concealment of community struggles and the failure to adequately address serious education and health disparities experienced daily.