A new haiku and photo of mine have been accepted for the 40 & Forward: Southeast Asian Americans Rooted & Rising blog organized by the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center in Washington D.C. It will be appearing later this year.
I strongly encourage others to share their stories, photos, poems and memories with this project as we mark 40 years of the Southeast Asian Diaspora. The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans by empowering communities through advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building to create a socially just and equitable society.
I first encountered SEARAC in the 1990s when I was working for Hmong National Development and they've been strong and amazing advocates for the Southeast Asian American community and their friends and families for years. I look forward to seeing the other entries the post at 40 & Forward in the coming year ahead.