CMAA Stands In Solidarity
The CMAA Family is deeply saddened by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black lives. It is critical we all unite and work together to recognize and break the unjust systems of racism and oppression that are deeply rooted in our society.
This beautiful country of ours that many call home, was built together with the ancestor’s hands of our Black family and friends. Our voting rights were secured by the struggles of our Black family and friends. Southeast Asians came to this country with the advocacy of many, including the voices of our Black family and friends. Knowing our history is a first step to understanding and ending systemic racism.
For those who want to start or continue this important, most urgent conversation, here are some resources:
- Letters for Black Lives – A Resource on Anti-Blackness:
Khmer Version / English Version
- Allyship for Asian Americans to Show Up for Black Communities:
- The Root – A Timeline of Events That Led to 2020 Rising:
Stand with us and our Black family and friends, so that we can work together to fight and end systems of racism and oppression as we continue to provide much needed resources to the under-served, the immigrant, and the refugee communities.
Photo: Sokunthary Svay
Source: New York Times Archives – March 19, 1978