What's New

Jun 6

We are pleased to announce the release of SEARAC's 2016 Annual Report featuring key moments when the Southeast Asian American community mobilized, trained, and came together in pursuit of social equity.

Jun 2

To ensure representation across regions, organizations, and generations, SEARAC will be providing a limited number of scholarships to community members who need financial support to attend and who exemplify the spirit and mission of the equity summit.

Jun 1

Last week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) / TrumpCare that passed out of the House of Representatives. The CBO says the bill will cause 23 million more Americans to lose coverage by 2026, resulting in a total of 51 million uninsured Americans -- the highest it's ever been in history!

May 24

Washington, DC - Refugee communities from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam rallied last month to influence the way that the government collects and releases ethnic data. For the first time in 20 years, the White House Office of Budget and Management (OMB) is preparing to review the government's data collection protocols on race and ethnic categories. SEARAC joined a coalition of national Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander organizations to collect a total of 3,665 comments from diverse AANHPI communities.

May 22

Maplewood, MN - The family of Minnesotan Chamroeun Phan rejoiced for a moment after his Wednesday afternoon immigration hearing last week. Phan's family had been fighting his deportation order to Cambodia for months, along with seven other Minnesota families as part of the #ReleaseMN8 campaign. Finally an immigration judge ruled to cancel his deportation, citing the grave consequences his deportation would have for his family.

May 18

I am the child who grew up on social welfare; homemade meals and health check ups were graciously sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Onlookers labeled my parents the 'Social Welfare Queen' and king who had 'more kids than they could afford.' They knew nothing of my parents' culture, history, and incredible resilience.