Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition
SEAMAAC acknowledges the challenges immigrants and refugees have faced in order to seek social and economic resources as well as freedom from war, tyranny, and oppression. Our work and mission seek to recapture the resilient spirit of immigrants and refugees to adapt, survive, and flourish in the United States. Despite their determination to succeed, immigrants and refugees face overwhelming disparities. Therefore, it is SEAMAAC's goal to advocate for as well as to provide services that will help immigrants and refugees in pursuit of obtaining a better quality of life.
Proud members of the SEAMAAC Elders Council
Under the direction of Thoai Nguyen (no familial relation to Dr. Giang Nguyen of Penn), SEAMAAC will perform outreach to the communities it serves in order to assess community priorities and to engage community members in the process of creating health-related media. SEAMAAC staff will serve as multilingual cultural guides for WHYY staff during video production. They will co-lead community workshops with members of the Elders Council using the new media as a catalyst for discussions about health. The new workshops will be incorporated into ongoing outreach programs in which SEAMAAC staff regularly go to community centers to discuss issues of importance to immigrants.
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New Research & Recommendations
This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.