VietRISE advances social justice and builds power with working-class Vietnamese and immigrant communities in Orange County. We build leadership and create systemic change through organizing, narrative change, cultural empowerment, and civic engagement.

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5 Years and Rising

In 2023, VietRISE celebrated our 5 year anniversary–marking 5 years of interracial organizing to win the world we deserve in our lifetimes.

Pardon Tin

After being incarcerated for over 22 years and detained by ICE for 10 months upon earning his release from prison, Tin Nguyen, beloved community member and current Immigrant Justice Coordinator at VietRISE, is facing deportation to Vietnam. Join us in calling on Governor Newsom to grant Tin a pardon in order for him to stay united with his loved ones and local community in SoCal.

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Keep An Home

Join us in helping our beloved community member, An Nguyen, fight his deportation! An is a caretaker for his family, sisters, niece, and elderly mother, and would have no family or support system at all in Viet Nam if ICE deports him. The only way to prevent An’s deportation is to get a pardon from Governor Newsom. Help call on Governor Newsom to stop ICE from deporting An by granting An a pardon, so he can remain with his family, community, and loved ones.

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Research Brief: Vietnamese Voices from Orange County, CA: Narratives of Government, Community, and Change

A larger share of Vietnamese residents than any other ethno-racial group in Orange County support economic redistributive policies and say that they believe it is the government’s responsibility to reduce income inequality. These findings are among the results of a 2022 study published by the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley (OBI) and VietRISE.

 

Year of the Tiger: Turning Hope Into Action for Justice in Little Saigon

In Người Việt Daily News’ 2022 annual lunar new year catalog, VietRISE staff shared reflections on the ongoing political transformation that is occurring in Little Saigon, as evident by the multigenerational organizing for rent control and housing justice that has been happening in our community. Read the reflections here.

2021 Million Dollar Hoods Report: Bookings Into Orange County Jails

In a 2021 report published by Million Dollar Hoods, researchers found that although Vietnamese people make up only 30% of the Asian community in Orange County, 42.5% of the Asian people booked into an OC jail were Vietnamese.

2020 Poll: OC Residents Want More Housing Support for Homeless, 50% Vietnamese Respondents Feel Housing Insecure

In a 2020 study conducted by OBI supported by VietRISE, 65% of Orange County residents said they would support a plan to build housing with supportive services. Support was highest among APIA respondents, at 77%. Over 50% of Vietnamese respondents have felt housing insecure as of 2020, compared to 12% before the coronavirus outbreak.

OUR MISSION

VietRISE advances social justice and builds power with working-class Vietnamese and immigrant communities in Orange County. We build leadership and create systemic change through organizing, narrative change, cultural empowerment, and civic engagement.

VietRISE is fiscally sponsored by Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

CONTACT US

general@vietrise.org

(714) 589-5496

14351 Euclid St. #1M, Garden Grove, CA 92843