Marady Chhim

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Marady Chhim is a Community Advocate in the Immigrant Rights program. Their work focuses on supporting anti-deportation campaigns, conducting legal intakes, building community partnerships, and shifting the narrative of immigrants and refugees in the criminal justice system.

Marady’s passion for immigrant rights comes from being a low income, 2nd generation Cambodian-American, and being raised through the donut shop community. Prior to joining Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Marady worked with United Students against Sweatshops Local 143 for better labor contracts against the University of California system and led programs to address the lack of Southeast Asian student retention at UC Davis. As a fellow for Seeding Change, they organized with Cambodian Association for Greater Philadelphia and Vietlead as a youth organizer.

Marady is also interested in cultural memory, food sovereignty, and studying culinary literature.

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