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In Defense Of Black Life: Cambodian Community Conversation

Southeast Asian Freedom Network invites you to join us for a panel and conversation about what it means to be Cambodian in this moment. Note: This event occurred on June 6, 2020. You can still watch the conversation on SEAFN’s Facebook page here.

Now is the time for us to show up as survivors and to defend Black lives. We cannot remain neutral as Black people face genocide in this country. We must roll up our sleeves, hit the streets, and do our part until Black Lives Matter.

Cambodians, we know what it means for our lives to be taken by armed agents of the state while no one pays attention, here and in our homeland. We know what it means to be forced to find peace with our trauma and to find justice on our own without solidarity from the outside world. We know it’s difficult to live with the contradictions of our experiences in this moment. We must challenge ourselves to defend Black lives.