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Intergenerational Impacts of Southeast Asian American Trauma and Sexual Exploitation
War, violence, and misogyny are among some of the deep rooted issues that Asian peoples have faced throughout history. Recent acknowledgment and documentation of hate crimes against Asian Americans highlights the discrimination and resilience of Asian immigrants and Asian Americans have in the United States. In this presentation, Ummra Hang will discuss the vulnerabilities to human trafficking and the system of generational exploitation faced by the Southeast Asian and refugee communities in the US.

Apr 28, 2022 01:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Ummra Hang, MSW
Ummra Hang is a second generation Khmai American, consultant, advocate, trainer, and speaker born and raised in Oakland, CA. She is dedicated to working with those who have been impacted by child sexual exploitation as well as formerly incarcerated people. Ms. Hang has an M.S.W. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in Psychology from San José State University. She focuses on research and education in anti-trafficking, particularly around the importance of trauma, the impact of narratives that are placed on people, and language/label usage. She uses her academic and lived experiences to promote the power of healing from trauma through agency, self-empowerment, and pursuing authentic selves to realize one's passions and goals for self-sufficiency. Ms. Hang shares her story to uplift the many others who are still silent and continue breaking barriers to help others reach a place of healing and not only survive but thrive.