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EMAC condemns the recent decision made by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors that failed to pass a motion to fly the Pride flag atop the San Joaquin County Administration building. EMAC also urges the Stockton City Council to revisit and vote to support the recent deadlocked vote to fly the Pride flag at City Hall.

The Pride flag represents the struggles, triumphs, and resilience of our LGBTQ+ family, and denying its presence at the city and county level sends a message of exclusion and discrimination. It is disheartening to witness a missed opportunity to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community that continues to face adversity across the country and the world. We urge the County Board of Supervisors to reconsider their decision and urge Stockton’s City Council to take immediate action to support our LGBTQ+ community.

The history of Pride month is rooted in resistance against police violence, homophobia, and transphobia and EMAC continues this work today in our mission to serve, support, and empower our marginalized communities. We stand firmly with our LGBTQ+ family of Stockton, San Joaquin County, and around the world and affirm our unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community because we all deserve to thrive without fear of prejudice or discrimination.

Join the “Raise Your Voice: Raise The Pride Flag Rally” on Tuesday, June 20th at 4 PM at Stockton City Hall to support the raising of the Pride flag at City Hall and attend the 5 PM City Council Meeting directly after the rally to give a public comment voicing your support for the LGBTQ+ community and the raising of the Pride flag!

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We were honored to share space with the Asian Prisoner Support Committee (@asianprisonersc) and the New Breath Foundation (@newbreathfoundation) at the Angel Island Immigration Station. We reflected on our immigration stories and histories but also on the effects of mass incarceration, anti-Asian discrimination, unjust immigration policies, and learned from one another on how we continue this fight to see our people be free!

The Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco served as the main immigration facility on the West Coast of the United States from 1910 to 1940. After the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 and The Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907 that engrained anti-Asian sentiment into law, thousands of mostly Chinese and Japanese immigrants were detained on Angel Island and endured the station's prison-like environment. Detainees resided in confined dormitories with locked doors, unable to leave without the supervision of an escort guard for days, months, or even years.

As a testament of resilience and resistance, poems began to appear on the walls of the men's detention barracks. Carved into the unfinished wooden walls with the ends of ink brushes, these poems often expressed Chinese immigrants' frustration, resentment, or unhappiness over their experience.

Read more about Angel Island and plan a visit to this important landmark in Asian American History at

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⚠️Khmer Community: ICE ALERT⚠️

📢 From our partners @aaajalc:

In the past 2 months, ICE has notified 7 Cambodian community members that they will be re-detained.

If ICE has contacted you to check in earlier than scheduled, or if you may be impacted:

Call Asian Law Caucus at 415-896-1701

Know Your Rights:

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