On Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 3pm Santa Cruz’s Viet Unity put on a deportation teach-in. At the event they went over the history of The Chinese Exclusion Act and the history of the Vietnam War. South East Asians Research Action Center (SEARAC) points out that: Southeast Asian refugees represent the largest refugee community ever to be resettled in the United States, after being forcefully displaced by U.S. war and its aftermath in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam in the 1970s. It is important to build solidarity and knowledge around immigration issues in the South East Asian Community because of the changing laws and the current administration. The importance of deportation teach-in’s are to: learn about the history, build resilience, and create dialogue to break stigma.
Links of Resources Provided at the Teach-In included: