Diverse Elders Coalition Blog

March 11, 2020
Southeast Asian American Journeys: A Snapshot of Our Communities
By: Diverse Elders

Southeast Asian American Journeys: A National Snapshot of Our Communities is a resource to amplify the Southeast Asian American (SEAA) story through disaggregated data to highlight the pressing issues and resilience of this community today. For the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, SEAA is a political identity that comes from the shared experience of people who came to the U.S. as refugees from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam in the aftermath of the U.S. occupation in Southeast Asia. This report presents data that disaggregate Southeast Asian Americans from the Asian American category. It seeks to dispel “model minority” myths by showing that many in our communities have invisible needs and require access to culturally and linguistically sensitive and appropriate services.

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National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Indian Council on Aging, Inc.
SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center