When it comes to the Southeast Asian diaspora, we share a borderless peoplehood with uprooted histories and beautiful rich stories. SEAD uses John Docker’s Poetics of the Diaspora to define the term: a sense of belonging to more than one history, to more than one time and place, to more than one past and future. We embody this definition and engage the diaspora through storytelling and language.
SEAD has worked with community partners and students on diaspora storytelling work. Our heritage language students produce projects that goes back to community. This is a snippet of their work.