In the fall of 2010, 1Love Movement formed in response to a deportation crisis that targeted Cambodian-Americans with past criminal convictions in Philadelphia, PA. What began as a campaign to release loved ones from the prison and deportation systems, grew into a grassroots movement building organization. Learn more about us here.
In part 1 of “Deported,” advocates and organizers of 1Love Movement lay out their efforts to find a way to end the deportation of Cambodian refugees from the United States, and their hopes to revise the repatriation agreement that opened the pathway for the U.S. to deport refugees back to Cambodia. “Deported,” created by Sahra V. Nguyen, is a five-part documentary series on “NBC Asian America Presents…” that follows the global movement to end the deportation of Cambodian refugees from the United States. Over the course of the documentary, advocates made urgent appeals to the United Nations and traveled to Cambodia to sit down at the table with representatives of the Cambodian government.
1LOVE MOVEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Posted on November 9, 2017:
Dear Family, Friends, and Supporters of 1Love,
It is with much gratitude and appreciation for your continued support that 1Love Movement has kept our fight to end deportation and reunite families for the past seven years. When we hosted our 6th Year Anniversary Celebration last October we were able to highlight our collective community power, awarding our fellow grassroots partners for their powerful organizing across the country and internationally, such as Cambodia Town Philadelphia, Family Unity Network of Lowell, Release Minnesota 8 Campaign, 1Love National, 1Love Cambodia, Philadelphia Family Unity Network, Southeast Asian Freedom Network, Grassroots Crim-Imm Collective, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Beyond Bars. In addition, we introduced our new 1Love Board Members, passionate individuals who have been dedicated to issues in our local Southeast Asian communities. Earlier this year, our Board Members, and local partners, filed an Urgent Appeal to the United Nations to end US deportations and reunite Cambodian refugee families. This followed a Human Rights Tribunal held in Philadelphia several months before.
In the months following, we took a step back to breathe as a collective of volunteers to reflect on our next steps as 1Love Movement going forward. During this time, the Board went through a Leadership Retreat to discuss how we as an organization will continue to support our local, national, and international partners, and our goals as 1Love Movement. We are happy to share that we will continue to take a supportive role in local, national, and international fight towards ending unjust deportation and reuniting families through advocacy and fund development for campaigns and initiatives that resonates with our mission and vision.
We look forward to reconnecting with our partners in our continued fight to end deportation and reunite families. Thank you for your patience, hope, and love. This movement is full of love and we are, 1Love Movement.
Board of Directors