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October 29, 2020, Vox, “The invisible struggle of the Asian American small-business owner”

September 29, 2020, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, “Minneapolis Foundation awards $500K+ in grants to 40 community groups”

September 24, 2020, MinnPost, “Art Picks”

September 12, 2020, MinnPost, “Fall Arts Guide: Museums are open. Here’s what’s on exhibit.”

September 1, 2020 “The M and The SEAD Project Announce 1.5: A Southeast Asian Diaspora Remix”

May 7, 2020, Asian Americana, “Helpers in the Time of Coronavirus

May 19, 2020, MPRNews, Peter Cox, “Older Minnesotans sheltering at home need help, volunteers step up

May 29, 2020, AAPI Data, Mai Nguyen Do, “#GiveInMay Spotlight: The SEAD Project

February 20, 2020, Washington Monthly, Charles Dunst, “The Trump Administration Is About to Put More Refugees In Harm’s Way

January 3, 2019, Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP), Leyen T, “2018: A Year In Review

February 21, 2019, Minnpost, Samantha HoangLong, “Amplifying voices: The SEAD Project uses storytelling to capture history

March 6, 2019, Igniting Minnesota Asian Power, Leyen T, “16 (Twin Cities) Asian American Women You Should Know

May 2019, ArcStone, Michael Sasorith, “Cultivating Space for Collaboration — Planting SEADs

September 20, 2019, Medium, Anniessa Antar, “Is it ‘Lao’ or ‘Laotian’? In Laos, There’s a Big Difference

December 5, 2019, Culture Trip, Julian Isaac Barajas, “A House Party and You’re Invited

April 11, 2018, Sahtu Press, “1,000,000 Elephants, 10,000 Stories: An Interview with Kaysone Syonesa

April 17, 2018, Pollen Midwest, Chanida Phaengdara Potter, “Worth Fighting For

October 30, 2018, Asian American Press, AANews, “The SEAD Project publishes book on Minnesota’s Southeast Asian diaspora communities

December 2, 2017, Star Tribune, Mark Brunswick, “Minnesota briefs: Gov. Dayton authorizes disaster relief for St. Louis County

July 30, 2015, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Bryan Thao Worra, “Celebrating 40 years of Southeast Asian Minnesotans


The SEAD Project (Southeast Asian Diaspora) is a community organization on a mission to be an accessible creative hub that provides streamlined workshops and tools to engage and share knowledge in Khmer, Hmong, Lao and Viet diaspora communities. Through safe and welcoming spaces, we hope to grow empowerment to plant the seeds of hope and possibility, locally and globally.