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Five Reflections on Advocacy with Southeast Asian American Elders

Five Reflections on Advocacy with Southeast Asian American Elders

“Will immigration reform help me reunite with my grandchildren?”  “My husband passed from cancer I wish there were more support services.”  “We want to take care of our family in harmony.” On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 60 youth and elders spoke up with these comments...
Five Reflections on Advocacy with Southeast Asian American Elders

Rest in Peace, Senator Daniel K. Inouye

On December 17, 2012, Senator Daniel Inouye, the most senior ranking member of Congress, passed away at the age of 88. Senator Inouye has represented the state of Hawaii in the House and Senate for over five decades, since Hawaii’s statehood in 1959. Senator Inouye’s...
Five Reflections on Advocacy with Southeast Asian American Elders

Interview with Chum Awi from the Chin community in Burma

SEARAC provides technical assistance to a number of Burmese and Bhutanese community organizations in the US to build strong, local ethnic community-based organizations and faith-based organizations. For this blog post, we interviewed Chum Awi, a key leader and elder...
Reflections on Social Security from a Young Person

Reflections on Social Security from a Young Person

Earlier this summer, I participated in the National Academy of Social Insurance’s seminar for young people, “Demystfying Social Security.” It was a great experience to engage with summer interns and learn from other young people on the Social Security program, and...