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The UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Southeast Asian Deportation Awareness

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The UCLA Asian American Studies Center
presents

The Stanley Kwok Lau and Dora Wong Lau Distinguished Lecture Series 

Southeast Asian Deportation Awareness

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.

Speakers:

Jenny Srey & Montha Chum – Release Minnesota 8

Sheila Sy – Khmer Girls in Action

Somdeng Danny Thongsy – Asian Prisoner Support Committee

Houth Billy Taing, Asian Pacific Islander Reentry & Inclusion through Support & Empowerment, Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Date: May 23, 2019 Thursday
Time: 5:30 pm Reception 7:00 pm Lecture
Location: UCLA Tom Bradley International Hall room 300

RSVP to https://laulecturedeportationawareness.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center & Office of Residential Life

With additional Support from Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Immigration Policy, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies Department, Asian American Studies Graduate Student Association, Asian Pacific Coalition, United Khmer Students, Vietnamese Student Union

Art Graphic Description: Tori Hong (Instagram: Tori.Hong) is a queer and trans Hmong-Korean community artist/organizer in the Twin Cities. The graphic above depicts directly impacted family members protesting the unjust detainment of loved ones. Special thanks to Tori Hong for allowing us to use their amazing art!

Location

UCLA Tom Bradley International Hall
417 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forum-l-southeast-asian-deportation-awareness-program-tickets

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