SEARAC hosted a convening of California Southeast Asian American Advocates in Fresno on May 4. This convening proved that our Southeast Asian American (SEAA) community is united, committed, and organized to move toward justice and equity.
Eight executive directors, one senior staff, and one board member from SEAA-led and -serving health organizations came together to support each other and build a shared statewide equity agenda. We identified ways to fight for disaggregated Asian American and Pacific Islander data, expand health access to all SEAA communities, advance education equity, and demand immigrant rights. At the end of a powerful day, the leaders called for a focus on three main strategies: ongoing connection and support, collective action and impact, and infrastructure development.