About this CUNY Adjunct Incubator Project

As part of a research project supported by the CUNY Adjunct Incubator, Van Anh Tran (Department of Curriculum & Teaching at the Hunter School of Education, CUNY, and a PhD Candidate in Social Studies Education at Teachers College, Columbia) is developing "Im/migration, Belonging, and Disrupting Cycles of State Violence: A Southeast Asian Deportation Defense Case Study Curricular Toolkit."

This project seeks to create a curricular toolkit for individuals, families, advocates, community organizers, educators, and more within and beyond the Southeast Asian (SEA) community who want to serve, educate, advocate, and organize against detentions and deportations. Over the past two decades, SEA community groups and networks have been mobilizing to defend communities from mass deportations. With all the lessons learned in the fight against SEA deportations as a Northeast region, this project aims to create a living record and resource to pool this collective knowledge and learning to share what SEA community organizations have learned with those who are engaging and/or wanting to engage in anti-deportation work. Overall, the goal of this toolkit is to build the capacity of communities as they continue to fight for justice.

In seeing the ways our government has and continues to dehumanize the lives of Black and Brown people, and immigrants and refugees, we call for the abolition of carceral systems that have enacted violence against our communities and present this project as a resource to build the capacity of our communities as we continue to fight for justice.

This project is part of the CUNY Adjunct Incubator and is co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Gittell Urban Studies Collective at the Graduate Center, CUNY.