Rally - Refugee Resilience: Fighting For Families

See the Facebook event.

Trump rode into the White House on a wave of anti-immigrant, anti-refugee sentiment, and immediately began issuing orders to demonize and deport as many immigrants as possible, as well as to shut down refugee resettlement completely. 


Join SEARAC and other immigrant and refugee communities across the country as we stand strong to:
• Reclaim the promise of the American dream
• Protect America’s humanitarian legacy of welcoming refugees 
• Demand policies promoting family unity
• Denounce the ongoing criminalization and deportation of immigrants across the country

Speakers:
Quyen Dinh, Executive Director, SEARAC
Jenny Srey (confirmed) & Ched Nin (invited), #ReleaseMN8 Campaign
Sharon Stanely-Rea, Director, Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Disciples of Christ (Confirmed)
Refugee ally (TBA)

Congressional Leaders:
Senator Kamala Harris, CA-D (Invited)
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN-5 (Invited)
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, WA-7 (Invited)

Co-Sponsors: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
Church World Service (CWS)
Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
Immimgrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
(if you are interested in co-sponsoring, email katrina@searac.org)

Brief history:
Southeast Asian Americans (SEAA) are the nation's largest-ever community of refugees. Millions of Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, and Vietnamese families sought safety within America’s borders in the late 1970’s after the end of the Vietnam War.

Today, SEAA communities are uniquely vulnerable to being labeled and deported as "criminals." Because of a combination of lasting trauma, poverty, systemic mass incarceration, and decades of inadequate integration support, some Southeast Asian American youth fell into the cracks of unforgiving criminal justice and immigration systems. Our community members are deported as "criminals" at higher rates than any other community.

#RefugeeResilience#RefugeesWelcome#AAPIsBeyondBorders,#IStandWithImmigrants#HereToStay

WHEN
June 28, 2017 at 8am - 9am
WHERE
The White House

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