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Ms. KaYing Yang

Executive Director

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

HQ Phone: (202) 667-4690

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

1628 16Th Street, Nw

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20009

United States

Company Description

SEARAC is a national organization advancing the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans through leadership development, capacity building, and community empowerment. We were founded in 1979 as the Indochina Refugee Action Center (IRAC) t ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Cultural Orientation Officer
International Organization for Migration

Affiliations

Founding Member of the Minnesota and Washington , DC Chapters
Laotian American National Alliance

Board Member
Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee

Vice Chair
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans

Board Member
Refugees International

Board Member
National Immigration Forum

Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders Fellow At the Center for Social Innovation
Stanford University School of Business

Education

BA
Sociology
University of Colorado at Boulder

Web References (51 Total References)


Southeast Asian American Children | SMILE

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KaYing Yang

KaYing Yang is former executive director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). She is currently in Thailand , working as the Cultural Orientation Officer for the International Organization for Migration, assisting Hmong refugees who will resettle in the United States.


Award Recipients (leadershipforchange.org)

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KaYing Yang

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KaYing Yang, Executive Director of SEARAC, considers community building and bridge-building preconditions for progress in economic and social justice. Yet, cultural conditions pose "a conflict between mainstream American and traditional Hmong conceptions of leadership," she says. The communities also face difficult barriers to civic and political participation. As refugees, Southeast Asians are "expected to be grateful for the generosity of the American government," Yang adds. For these reasons, traditional methods of expressing one's opinion - and less conventional approaches such as rallies and public protests - are unlikely.
Seeds of commitment
Yang credits several mentors for helping her think in new ways, inspiring her, guiding her, supporting her and at times redirecting her. "Through the examples they set, visionary women of color in the women's movement, race relations, and civil rights continue to spark my motivation to new levels of activism," she says.
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But KaYing Yang, SEARAC's, new Executive Director, believed that her community's needs went far beyond basic resettlement. She implemented SEARAC's mission after the board of directors shifted SEARAC's focus from one centered on refugees and international events, to one centered on developing community empowerment in the United States through advocacy and organizing. To further this goal, she created the Southeast Asian American Advocacy Initiative together more than twenty Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese American community based organizations known as "mutual assistance associations" to bridge local and national advocacy efforts.
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Yang has repeatedly testified before federal agencies in coordination with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. SEARAC's work bridges boundaries in a way that would not have been possible in Southeast Asia, moving people from isolation and exclusion to connection and inclusion.
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More about KaYing Yang
"KaYing has the uncanny knack for bridging traditional ways of looking at leadership and utilizing these skills in a non traditional way... For Hmong women, roles have been limited, but she has utilized her experiences in a way that is providing an interesting leadership style.
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KaYing Yang Executive Director Southeast Asia Resource Action Center 1628 16th St., NW Washington, DC 20009 Phone: 202-667-4690 Fax: 202-667-6449


Southeast Asian American Children :: SMILE

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KaYing Yang

KaYing Yang is former executive director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). She is currently in Thailand , working as the Cultural Orientation Officer for the International Organization for Migration, assisting Hmong refugees who will resettle in the United States.


Southeast Asian American Children :: SMILE

www.smilelifework.org [cached]

KaYing Yang

KaYing Yang is former executive director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). She is currently in Thailand , working as the Cultural Orientation Officer for the International Organization for Migration, assisting Hmong refugees who will resettle in the United States.


2003 Press Releases & Statements

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October 2003 — KaYing Yang Resigns as Executive Director of SEARAC[HTML]

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