More than 14,000 of our Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community members from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are living in the United States with deportation orders that put them in a constant state of limbo, fearful of when ICE will try to detain and deport them. In 2017, ICE began ramping up its aggression towards our communities, leading to unprecedented numbers of Cambodian and Vietnamese Americans being detained and deported in 2017 and 2018.
In response, we are joining organizations across the country in a National Week of Action Against SEAA Deportation to build power in our communities and denounce the mass incarceration and deportations terrorizing our families. We will also be writing letters to incarcerated community members, including Atlanta immigrant rights activist Eduardo Samaniengo,to let them know we see them, and we love them. They are not forgotten.
Please join Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta and the SEAC Village in Atlanta, for a community-led teach-in on SEAA deportation on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Ebrik Coffee Room, 16 Park Place SE, Atlanta, GA 30303. We will be hearing directly from impacted community members about how incarceration and deportation are ripping apart our communities and learning how we can support those at risk.
The event will also be live streamed in Charlotte at Southeast Asian Coalition, who will be also coordinating a simultaneous teach-in and action.
Refreshments and food will be provided. Event is free, but please RSVP here or by emailing email@example.com.
Join us on Thursdays during the Legislative Session for an opportunity to defend Immigrant Rights at the Capitol. Each year, the Georgia General Assembly introduces harmful anti-immigrant legislation aimed at our communities. We need your help to show up and remind legislators that we are here to fight back against bills that vilify or hurt our people.
Come out at 9 am on Thursdays to room 132* in the Capitol where you'll get a brief training on how to talk to your legislators, as well as information about bills or issues that are being worked on. From there, you'll have a chance to talk to your representatives. We hope to have you out by 11am!
No need to sign up or RSVP, just show up! Please be sure to bring a photo ID to get into the Capitol.
*Note: On February 7th and February 14th, we will be in in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building in room 605.
Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta in the movement for immigrant justice and liberation in the South!
In this first base meeting of the year, we will discuss upcoming projects, including the ICE Out of Gwinnett campaign, legislative session advocacy, and the Southeast Asian removal defense action and support network.
Join us on January 31st 6:30 PM at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (5680 Oakbrook Parkway, Suite 148 Norcross GA 30093)
New comers to the organization and/or to activism are welcome! We’ll have food, refreshments, and great company. Can’t wait to see y’all there!