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Khamarin Nhann

Born to refugee parents in the Bronx, Khamarin was recruited into CAAAV’s Youth Leadership Project (YLP) and participated with the program in 2005. After becoming a youth organizer, he led YLP’s Health Justice Campaign for quality healthcare for Southeast Asian refugees against Montefiore Medical Center. Khamarin was later a co-founder of Mekong NYC, and currently serves as the Campaign Director. He has waged and won a campaign to improve medical services for underserved Southeast Asian refugees in the Bronx to include interpretation, patient navigation, and culturally appropriate treatments, trained over 150 youth organizers. As Mekong’s Campaign Director, he developed community strategies and campaigns through leadership development, coordinating Mekong's Steering Committee and Youth Fellows. Also by building partnership and solidarity through local and national AAPI and SEA coalition and movement spaces for social justice.