Chhaya Chhoum, Mekong NYC

Posted on January 31, 2019

“We came because we wanted to live.”

In this installment of “In Their Own Words”, we sit down with Chhaya Chhoum, executive director of Mekong NYC. The organization aims to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout New York City by achieving equity through community organizing, healing, promoting arts, culture and language, and creating a safety net by improving access to essential social services.

This video was directed and edited by Kareem Alston, additional editing by Renea Burke, filmed by Juna Drougas, and produced by the New York Foundation.