UCLA Res Life w/Asian Am. Studies Center: Southeast Asian Deportation Awareness Forum

Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Tom Bradley Hall - International Room #300 (Rooms A-D)

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.

Contact

Asian American Studies Center
(310) 825-2974
events@aasc.ucla.edu

Website

https://laulecturedeportationawareness.eventbrite.com

Additional Information

The Southeast Asian Deportation Awareness Forum will feature guest speakers Jenny Srey and Montha Chum of Release Minnesota 8, Somdeng Danny Thongsy of Asian Prisoner Support Committee, and Houth Billy Taing of Asian Pacific Islander Reentry & Inclusion through Support and Empowerment and Anti-Recidivism Coalition.

The purpose of the forum is to raise awareness and educate people about this issue. Currently, there are more than 16,000 Southeast Asian refugees at risk of being separated from their families and deported to unfamiliar countries. The Southeast Asian Deportation Forum will center the voices of Southeast Asian refugees who are facing deportation and their loved ones who are actively advocating to resist deportation. The forum will discuss topics such as U.S. imperialism and military involvement in Southeast Asia, the refugee resettlement process, the criminalization of refugees, and racist policies that lead to the deportation of refugees. Most importantly, the forum will highlight the resilience and activism of Southeast Asian Americans in resisting these unjust policies and advocating for change.

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