June 26, 2023 IN: Press Room
Southeast Asian American Equity Agenda Outlines Key Community Priorities
WASHINGTON, DC – The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is proud to announce the release of the Southeast Asian American Equity Agenda, a roadmap created through a community-driven process and aimed at advancing Southeast Asian American (SEAA) equity and empowerment. Gathering the voices of more than 30 SEAA-led and -serving organizations across the country, this transformative agenda outlines key priorities and policy recommendations to create a more just and inclusive society for all, including our refugee and immigrant communities.
The SEAA Equity Agenda tackles critical issues that affect the lives of Southeast Asian Americans, including education, data equity, immigration, health, and aging. It reflects the collective wisdom and lived experiences of our community members and partners who work tirelessly day in and day out in pursuit of our collective vision for equity.
“The Southeast Asian American Equity Agenda is a call to action for policymakers, community leaders, and stakeholders at all levels to join us in championing policies that promote equity and justice for Southeast Asian American communities,” said Quyên Đinh, executive director of SEARAC. “SEARAC is committed to working collaboratively with partners nationwide to advance the priorities outlined in the agenda and ensure that the diverse needs of Southeast Asian Americans are seen, heard, and addressed. SEARAC invites individuals, organizations, and policymakers to explore our community’s Equity Agenda, engage in meaningful dialogue, and join us in our efforts to build a more equitable future for all. Together, we can create lasting change and ensure that Southeast Asian Americans have the opportunity to thrive, succeed, and contribute fully to the rich tapestry of our country.”