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The Study Group: Dreams Detained

  • Project Reach 39 Eldridge Street, Fourth Floor New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

This month we're going to visit a topic that marks the beginning of our AAPI history: immigration. From push factors to colonial/imperial legacies, there are a myriad ways in which Asian communities have come to the U.S., but we want to focus on how our community members are being willfully forced out of our country today. Our topic this month will be the effects of detention and deportation of Southeast Asian community members and their families.

Detention and deportation have loomed large for many Southeast Asian families, but over the past few years, there has been a surge in deportations, tearing hundreds of families apart and putting the community on high alert. In addition, the Trump administration has detained the largest number of Vietnamese and Cambodian community members in recorded history. Yet, for the most part, deportations within the Asian American community continue to go unnoticed and recognition of them is excluded from the narrative surrounding immigration. 

It's time to change that. Let's learn and discuss how at the third session of The Study Group.

Thursday, March 28 | 6:30 PM

Project Reach, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th Floor, Chinatown, New York, 10002

Wheelchair accessible with elevator. Dinner will be provided.

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Thanks to NAPAWF*NYC member Darlene Cayabyab for submitting the topic and helping facilitate the event.

Please RSVP in order to receive the materials we will be discussing. We are always looking to grow member involvement and invite members with expertise to help facilitate the meetings. Please reach out to us directly at


The Study Group is a series of gatherings where AAPI women come together to thoughtfully discuss the news, learn and unlearn in community, and take action.

NAPAWF New York City (NAPAWF*NYC) builds power with members to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls, transgender, gender non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals living in New York City.

We are a community of AAPI feminist visionaries and doers, dedicated to using our respective skills and expertise to raise our voices, take bold, meaningful action, and lift up our community.