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Organizing for our
Immigration Rights

Helping build safe and thriving
Southeast Asian communities.


Empowering Our
Youth Leaders

Our youth leadership program fosters
leadership, critical thinking, political advocacy,
and civic engagement.


Culturally Rooted

Utilizing our own cultural capital
to heal from past and present trauma


Fighting Back Against
Family Seperation

Support individuals, actions, campaigns,
and advocating for local, state,
and national legislation.

Our Mission

EMAC’s mission is to help build safe and thriving Southeast Asian communities within the larger Asian American and Pacific Islander diaspora. We seek to fulfill this mission through community advocacy and civic engagement, providing culturally relevant resources, and cultivating the development of social empowerment through the expression of our values: transformative justice, culturally rooted healing, communal resiliency, and collective liberation.

Transformative Justice

We practice community-based transformative justice by recognizing the humanity of everyone involved in harm or violence and center those most affected. We strive to heal from and prevent violence, and work towards a long-term vision of holistic liberation.

Culturally Rooted Healing

We embody culturally rooted healing by identifying our individual and shared points of generational trauma and oppression, while actively working to heal individually and collectively. We value our intersectional identities, cultural assets, and wealth, and practice indigenous traditions rooted in our cultures.

Communal Resiliency

We embrace communal resiliency by cultivating strong social bonds within the community. We support and collaborate with each other by exchanging ideas and resources to protect and promote our shared humanity. We stay true to our fundamental identities while also being flexible, capable, and adaptable.

Collective Liberation

We prioritize collective liberation both inside and outside our organization to create a world without systemic oppression. We think beyond silos and build intersectional relationships that center joy, fun, and laughter.

Bridging Communities: The Story of EMAC

Originating from passionate volunteers in Stockton, EMAC began with a mission to support those impacted by deportation and incarceration. Motivated by personal ancestry and a deep connection to Stockton, EMAC's work is driven by a desire to empower the city and create a space where all residents can thrive.

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