*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*
Between 1975 to 1990, 1.4 million Southeast Asian refugees from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos were resettled in the United States. This was the country’s largest refugee resettlement program following the war in Southeast Asia and the U.S.-led military campaign, where refugees experienced war, the uncertainty and instability of refugee camps, and genocide. However, more than 16,000 Southeast Asians from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos have been issued orders of deportation since 1998 due to anti-immigrant policies. Under the Trump administration alone, the detention and deportation in the Southeast Asian community has risen sharply, with recent raids targeting Cambodian Americans, and an increase of 279 percent in the deportation of Cambodian Americans since 2017, according to an NPR report last year.
Join us for a conversation with leaders organizing around the country to stop the ongoing criminalization and deportation of the Southeast Asian community.
- The political and historical contexts
- The harmful impact of these deportations
- Issues of community activism and education
- Ways philanthropy can take action
- Quyen Dinh, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
- Rhummanee Hang, Early Childhood/TAY Outreach Worker, Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI)
- Socheatta Meng, Director and Co-Founder, Southeast Asian Defense Project
- Anoop Prasad, Staff Attorney, Asian Law Caucus
All interested funders. Please note that calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)
Registration is required by 4pm PDT, Wednesday, October 30th
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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