How I broke the chains of generational trauma

Nghiep “Ke” Lam is a formerly incarcerated refugee from Vietnam and currently works as a staff member at Asian Prisoner Support Committee. In a collaboration between 18 Million Rising’s Brenda Chi and APSC’s Ke for Lunar New Year, Ke’s story about learning how to show affection to his dad and breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma is in this comic. 

Lunar New Year often means a time of gathering together with family and community to celebrate each other.

In fact, he is one of four APSC staff members who are at risk for deportation. Maria, Peejay, Ke, and Bun – the #APSC4 members – have escaped violence and poverty in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. They dealt with trauma in the US by falling into a cycle of more violence – resulting in their incarceration. 

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