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.

EmergenSEA Corps

A collective volunteer-led response team for quick and easy requests for assistance including helpers who are fluent in Hmong, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese. Have a request or want to volunteer, get the details here: COVID-19 Needs Request Form.

Click below to contribute towards COVID-19 resources.


The two most important things to remember during this pandemic are 1) Stay home and 2) Stop the spread. Physical distancing (while still being digitally social) and staying home are critical to stop the spread of coronavirus. Share these key messages with your Burmese, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese communities.

COVID-19 Resources Playlist

Resource Decks

In the midst of dual pandemics, it's more important now than ever to take care of ourselves and our communities. Our Pause & Grow Care Packages were designed with our community to equip ourselves with the information, resources and healing tools necessary to thrive.

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