Host organization: 1Love Movement
Chanravy Proeung will mobilize Southeast Asian communities to combat racial profiling and police brutality.
Proeung is a Cambodian American activist and former executive director of the Providence Youth Student Movement. She has been a leader in local and statewide campaigns against racial profiling of youth, and has played an integral role in efforts nationally to ensure that the Southeast Asian community is included in the larger struggle for social justice in this country. She is a 2014 FIHRE (Fighting Injustice Through Human Rights Education) fellow with the U.S. Human Rights Network, coordinates the radical grassroots movement building collective Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN), and served on the coordinating committee of the Grassroots Asian Pacific Islander Rising Network for Racial Justice. Proeung, who has worked in solidarity with groups domestically and internationally around human rights violations, has twice testified and organized Southeast Asian community members at the United Nations in Geneva about how racial profiling, police brutality, mass incarceration, and mass deportation impact the Southeast Asian community.