What's New

Aug 26

Who said the summer months are slow? For the months of July and August, the SEARAC Education team is focused on writing public comments on proposed regulations on accountability and assessments for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), hosting webinars on ESSA, and shooting videos in various languages to explain the importance of AAPI data disaggregation.

Aug 17
We stand for racial justice.

As AB 1726, the AHEAD Act (D-Bonta), reaches the Senate Floor, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN), Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC), and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) continue to stand proudly with our community-driven movement to advance the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) by calling for data disaggregation of our diverse community.
Aug 5

Seattle, WA - On Thursday and Friday, over 40 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) activists from labor, education, civil rights, and criminal justice organizations, along with prisoners at the Monroe Correctional Complex, gathered in the Seattle area for a grassroots convening called "AAPIs Beyond Bars & Beyond Borders."

Aug 3

AB 1726, the AHEAD Act (Bonta), is reaching a critical juncture. The bill has passed through two California Senate policy committees with bipartisan support, and it will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 11.

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."