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Civic Engagement and Policy

As an organization that fights for all marginalized communities and aspires towards a vision of racial and social justice, UNAVSA encourages all our constituents and partners to engage in political events, discussions, and actions that shape a future that is just for all. Throughout the year, we work on political campaigns, release fact sheets, and amplify movements. Our belief is that Vietnamese student organizing can be used to progress all communities, not just our own.

Southeast Asian Solidarity with Black Lives

 We spoke with Zon Moua from Freedom, Inc. and Cat Bao Le from SEAC Village about how Southeast Asian American can stay accountable to Black folx in the fight for racial justice and liberation for all. 

Vietnamese Immigration Timeline

For World Refugee Day, we released a timeline of Vietnamese migration waves to North American, both in infographic and in written form.

Allyship Actions for #BlackLivesMatter

Navigating conversations around the Black Lives Matter Movement, police brutality, systemic racism, and allyship can be difficult. This 4 part series is focused on giving folx some conversational language and questions to continue the dialogue around Black Lives Matter.

Want to get involved?

Interested in getting involved with our civic engagement, political eduaction, or campaign efforts? Send an email to civic@unavsa.org, or send an email through the contact form below.

Projects, Resources, and Statements

All of our projects, campaigns, webinars, and statements can be found below. Click on each tab to navigate to a specific type of project; navigation by topics or policy areas is currently in the works. 

Continuing the Dialogue Around Black Lives Matter

Continuing the Dialogue Around Black Lives Matter

EmPower Up: Burnout and Mental Exhaustion

EmPower Up: Burnout and Mental Exhaustion

EmPower Up: Go Green!

EmPower Up: Go Green!

Family Stories Project

Family Stories Project

Feminism 101 Fact Sheets

Feminism 101 Fact Sheets

Policy Pop Quiz

Policy Pop Quiz

College Guide to Consent

College Guide to Consent

Southeast Asian Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

Southeast Asian Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

COVID-19 and its Impacts on Vietnamese Communities

COVID-19 and its Impacts on Vietnamese Communities

Census 2020 for Vietnamese Communities

Census 2020 for Vietnamese Communities

New Way Forward Campaign 2019

New Way Forward Campaign 2019

AANAPISI Week 2019

AANAPISI Week 2019

US & Canada Education Policy

US & Canada Education Policy

US & Canada Immigration Policies

US & Canada Immigration Policies

OverSEA: How We Got Here

OverSEA: How We Got Here

Definitions of Refugee Rights

Definitions of Refugee Rights

Getting Professional Help for Mental Health

Getting Professional Help for Mental Health

Civic Engagement Journey: Kavi Vu

Civic Engagement Journey: Kavi Vu

What is Burnout?

What is Burnout?

Support Resources for Sexual Assault and Violence

Sexual Assault and Indigenous Women

Sexual Assault Awareness Month #NoMore Pledge

Sexual Assault Awareness Month #NoMore Pledge

Sexual Assault and Violence Statistics

Women’s Suffrage Timeline

Women’s Suffrage Timeline

Intersectionality 101

Intersectionality 101

Allyship Do’s and Don’ts

Allyship Do’s and Don’ts

Immigration Policies and Family Histories

Immigration Policies and Family Histories

Civic Engagement Myths

Civic Engagement Myths

Human Rights 101

Human Rights 101

Vietnamese Americans & Higher Education

Vietnamese Americans & Higher Education

Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership

Face the Family

Face the Family

Food and Culture: A Deeper Look at Appropriation

Food and Culture: A Deeper Look at Appropriation

The Hierarchy of Taste: Does Vietnamese Food Have to be Cheap?

The Hierarchy of Taste: Does Vietnamese Food Have to be Cheap?

Policing of Black Lives in Canada

Policing of Black Lives in Canada

Food Caterers: More Than Family Friends

Food Caterers: More Than Family Friends

Addressing Deportations in Southeast Asian Communities

Addressing Deportations in Southeast Asian Communities

“Civic Engagement” in Vietnamese

“Civic Engagement” in Vietnamese

Civic Engagement 101

Civic Engagement 101

Community Leader Highlights

Community Leader Highlights

#WhyIVote Campaign

#WhyIVote Campaign

Here and Queer

Here and Queer

The Unspoken Reality of the Vietnamese Nail Salon Worker

The Unspoken Reality of the Vietnamese Nail Salon Worker

The Mental Health Gym

The Mental Health Gym

Asian Heritage Month: Disaggregating Asian America

Asian Heritage Month: Disaggregating Asian America

Asian Heritage Month: “I Am Vietnamese”

Unculturing Rape Culture

Unculturing Rape Culture

Supporting Women Beyond Celebrations

Supporting Women Beyond Celebrations

#MeToo Reflection

#MeToo Reflection

Notable Vietnamese Female Historical Figures

Notable Vietnamese Female Historical Figures

Women’s History Month: Activist Highlight

Women’s History Month: Activist Highlight

#ShePersisted Campaign

#ShePersisted Campaign

Black History Month: Then, Now, Us

Black History Month: Then, Now, Us

Black History Month: Activist Highlight #2

Black History Month: Activist Highlight #2

Black History Month 2018: Activist Highlight

Black History Month 2018: Activist Highlight

Current Coalitions

 

We are proud to belong to and partner with coalitions and organizations that support the advancement of all communities. To learn more, click on any of the following campaigns or coalitions:

  • Immigrant Justice Network
  • AAJC Community Partner Network
  • #AAPI2020 Census 2020
  • SEARAC Census 2020 Network
  • Value Our Families General Membership

Policy Work 

Our organization focuses on issues that affect the Vietnamese community in the United States and Canada. Currently, we focus on the following topics:

  •  Anti-deportation defense
  • COVID-19 suport
  • Nail salon workers rights
  • Educational access
  • Data disaggregation
  • Electoral representation 

 

Community Opportunities

UNAVSA Civic Community

The UNAVSA Civic Community is a Facebook group for all members and affiliates to share their thoughts on political topics, current events, and more. 

Join Us!

Our team is looking for more support from graphic designers, language access advocates, and policy writers. We also welcome any individuals committed to shaping and advancing a progressive Vietnamese community.