Resource Hubs

When it comes to the Southeast Asian diaspora, we share a borderless peoplehood with uprooted histories and beautiful rich stories. The definition SEAD uses is John Docker’s Poetics of the Diaspora: 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.

Diaspora Storytelling Map

The diaspora are struggling to find each other; from resources, restaurants, histories, peoplehood, communities. SEAD’s Storytelling Map that will be
a one-stop hub on our website for SEA communities seeking culturally-relevant resources for Southeast Asian diaspora. SEAD believes through this map we can better easily inform, connect and engage diaspora communities by organizing resources, happenings and stories that will eventually grow across global communities to understand spatial relationships and patterns that tie our collective consciousness and social fabric.

SEA Roots Resources

When it comes to language and culture, SEAD believes in heritage-centered, accessible, and visually engaging tools for the diaspora community.

Here you’ll find resources including alphabet flashcards, cultural literacy decks, and our first ever language web app.

COVID-19 Resources

SEAD acknowledges that this current pandemic feels all too familiar to many in our Southeast Asian communities. We’re living in trying times that are uncertain, complicated, and heavy. Yet it’s not without forgetting the lessons of resiliency and perseverance that have passed down to us from our past and present ancestors. We’re grateful to pave ways to grow social empowerment ecosystems through cultural organizing, critical language, and just storytelling. SEAD’s commitment to the Southeast Asian diaspora still remains our core focus and in that spirit, we’re offering ways to pivot towards more innovative ways to do healing-centered and strategy-based storytelling.

SEA Solidarity Resources

We believe that healing is power and necessary for shared liberation. It’s time to get comfortable with discomfort. A time to uplift Black voices. Time to physically rebuild and internally reconstruct mindsets.

We will provide helpful resources to discuss anti-Black racism within your circles. We are also working collectively with our community to share communal aid and events for SEA solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Resources include critical conversation materials, volunteer opportunities, mutual aid, and food collection centers.