On Saturday, April 6, Mekong NYC is holding a special fundraising event at the Abron Arts Center. You'll hear from Mekong about its anti-deportation work. In the midst of our immigration crisis, the Southeast Asian community has been devastated by the U.S.'s inhumane immigration policies, with over 16,000 Cambodians, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Hmong people living in the U.S. who have orders of removal. For these 16,000 Southeast Asians, they face the prospect of separation from their families, and in many instances the only home they know, only to be forced to return to the countries from which their communities initially fled due to war and genocide.
Your contribution would support Mekong NYC and specifically its anti-deportation work. As the only community-based organization in New York City serving the Southeast Asian refugee community, Mekong is based in the Bronx, and works to improve the well-being of the Southeast Asian community through community organizing, arts and culture programming, and improved access to critical social services. In response to the deportation crisis, Mekong has united with other partners in leading the work to fight this injustice, in a campaign that is local, national, and international in scale.
Tickets for the event are $50 each (this covers drinks and finger foods). To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.