On Saturday, 1Love Movement and the Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN) launched a new national campaign calling for unity, awareness and action to end the United States' deportation policies that have targeted and further displaced the Southeast Asian refugee community for nearly two decades.
Last month, 1Love Movement toured cities around the United States to chronicle the struggles and voices of the Southeast Asian community impacted by deportation. As part of the campaign, they'll be sharing the stories from their tour with a series of videos released every month. The hope is to build power and a deeper understanding of the past, present and future of their community's struggle.
Watch the campaign launch video and learn something:
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Our Southeast Asian American community has been fighting deportation for almost 2 decades, since the 1996 US immgration laws passed and since 2002 when Cambodia signed the repatriation agreement with the US. We have hustled and struggled with determination and love to overturn policies that target our community members with past criminal convictions, and their families, for separation.
This year, 2015, marks 40 years since Southeast Asian communities began being resettled in the US after being displaced from our home countries. It is in this year that we rise up as a UNITED Southeast Asian community and demand an end to further displacement of our people through deportation. In this 40th year, the Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN) comes to you with a new strategy!
During September 2015, 1Love Movement toured the United States to capture the struggles, voices, and visions of Southeast Asian community impacted by deportation. We will release 1 short video on the 3rd Saturday of every month from October till April to build power and a deeper understanding of our community struggle and vision for the future.
For further information about the campaign, visit 1Love Movement's website. And spread the word.