Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial EqualityThe lessons described here grew out of The Aspen Institute's Racial Equity Leadership Development Program, which engages leaders from across sectors to develop and implement strategies for eliminating racial
divisions and disparities.
Act to ChangeIn October 2015, President Obama’s White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), in partnership with the Sikh Coalition and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, launched Act To Change, a national public awareness campaign on bullying prevention among youth — including Asian American, Pacific Islander, Sikh, Muslim, LGBTQI, and immigrant youth.
Asian American Feminist Collective"We engage in intersectional feminist politics grounded within our communities, including those whose backgrounds encompass East, Southeast, and South Asian, Pacific Islander, multi-ethnic and diasporic Asian identities. Through public events and resources, we seek to provide spaces for identity exploration, political education, community building, and advocacy."
Asian Americans Advancing JusticeA national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)Founded in 1992, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers, most of who are union members, and our allies advancing worker, immigrant and civil rights.
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)Through building an organized movement, APEN strives to bring fundamental changes to economic and social institutions that will prioritize public good over profits and promote the right of every person to a decent, safe, affordable quality of life, and the right to participate in decisions affecting our lives. APEN holds this vision of environmental justice for all people. Work focuses on Asian immigrant and refugee communities.
Asian Solidarity CollectiveThe Asian Solidarity Collective (ASC) is a grassroots organization in San Diego whose mission is to activate Asian American social justice consciousness, condemn anti-Blackness, and build Asian solidarity with Black folks, queer and trans people of color, and other oppressed communities. Their work includes political education, community building, events, and collective action.
Center for Asian Pacific American WomenThe Center strives to nurture our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities by expanding leadership capacity, fostering awareness of AAPI issues, creating a supportive network of AAPI women leaders, and strengthening community.
Congressional Asian Pacific Americans Caucus (CAPAC)The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Korean Resource CenterThe Korean Resource Center (KRC) was founded in 1983 to empower low-income, immigrant, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and communities of color in Southern California. Using a holistic approach, KRC strives to empower our community by integrating services, education, culture, organizing, and coalition building, to improve the life of the individual and the community.
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)NAPAWF was founded in 1996 to realize the vision of 100 AAPI women who recognized the need for an organization that would amplify AAPI women’s stories and experiences. Being seen and heard in the public narrative gives us the power to shape the policy and cultural change needed to gain agency over our lives, families, and communities.
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)A coalition of national Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander organizations striving for equity and justice by organizing our diverse strengths to influence policy and shape public narratives.
National Federation of Filipino American Assocations (NAFFAA)Since 1997, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) promotes the welfare and well-being of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. As a non-partisan and non-profit organization, NaFFAA is the largest national affiliation of Filipino American institutions, umbrella organizations, and individuals. Its thirteen-member regions cover the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands.
Solidarity in Struggle: South Asians for Black LivesSolidarity in Struggle: South Asians for Black Lives is a program of Malikah started by a group of South Asian women in California. The program is aimed at calling in our South Asian community to dismantle anti-Blackness and join the racial solidarity movement. The program is focused on education and awareness within the South Asian community through social media, monthly newsletter, webinars, and an in-person cohort-based program.
Asian American Journalists AssociationThe Asian American Journalists Association is a professional membership association founded in 1981 by a group of AAPI journalists seeking to support one another and to encourage more AAPIs to pursue journalism. T
Embrace Race: Violence Against Asian Americans: How Do We Support the Children?The murders of eight people at several spas in the Atlanta area, most of them Asian American and women, mark only the most awful, recent contribution to a year-long spike in anti-Asian American violence in the US. The STOP AAPI Hate received some 3,000 reports of assaults against Asian Americans between March and December 2020 alone, many of them targeting women and seniors.
This is a conversation about the resulting toll on Asian American people and communities and about how communities are pushing back.
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC) advances social justice by engaging Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities through culturally relevant advocacy, research, and leadership development.
Hollaback!Founded in 2005, Hollaback! works to end gender-based harassment in public space, also known as street harassment. In 2015, they expanded their mission to work on harassment across all spaces — including online, the workplace, transportation, protests, the polling booth, and all identities — including women, LGBTQ+ folks, Black folks, Indigenous folks, people of color, religious minorities, people with disabilities, immigrants, and all others who are treated as “less than” just for being who they are.
Racial Equity ToolsOffers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level - in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources"This is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work. These resources have been ordered in an attempt to make them more accessible. We will continue to add resources." Document created by: Anna Stamborski, M. Div Candidate (2022),
Nikki Zimmermann, M. Div candidate (2021), and
Bailie Gregory, M. Div, M.S. Ed.
Standing Against Hatred (AAJC)"This website is made available by Asian Americans Advancing Justice to document hate and to educate about the environment of hate around the country. "
A/P/A VoicesRecognizing the critical need for documenting the COVID-19 pandemic and the myriad of ways it has and will impact Asian/Pacific American communities in New York City and nationally, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, in collaboration with Tomie Arai, Lena Sze, Vivian Truong, and Diane Wong, launched the A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project in Spring 2020. The project conducts recorded virtual interviews, and collects digital artifacts documenting the experiences of A/PA individuals and communities during the pandemic.
Art Asia America (Digital Archive)artasiamerica is a professional digital archive of Asian/Asian American contemporary visual artists. It is a historical image & document archive specialized in Asian American visual culture from 1945 to the present. Currently emphasis is on artists participating in Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC) exhibition program initiated in 1983.
Asian American Artists (Smithsonian)American artists of Asian heritage bring a combined legacy to their work, and varieties of Asian thought and spiritual practice have had a profound and lasting influence on a remarkable number of Western artists. Influence has been a two-way street between contemporary American art practice and Asian cultures, past and present.
Asian American Arts AllianceEstablished in 1983, AAAA is a thoughtful convener of the Asian American cultural workforce around issues of race, identity, and artmaking and provides a critical voice for this community. They are the only service organization in the country dedicated to the professional development of Asian American artists in all disciplines.
Asian American Arts Initiative (Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University)Based at the Cantor Arts Center, The Asian American Art Initiative (AAAI) is dedicated to the study of artists and makers of Asian descent. The AAAI encompasses a range of activities, including: collecting and exhibiting works of Asian American/diaspora artists; preserving archival materials; fostering undergraduate and graduate education; and cultivating community collaboration and dialogue through public programming.
Asian American Writers' WorkshopThe Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) is devoted to creating, publishing, developing and disseminating creative writing by Asian Americans, and to providing an alternative literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice.
Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)Inspire new ways of thinking by connecting diverse communities to historical and contemporary Asian art and culture through our world-class collection, exhibitions and programs.
Asian Cultural CouncilThe Asian Cultural Council advances international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange activities in Asia and the United States to create a more harmonious and peaceful world. This mission is accomplished through fellowships and other programs that support individual artists, scholars, and arts professionals.
Asian Pacific American Center (Smithsonian)The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center serves as a dynamic national resource for discovering why the Asian Pacific American experience matters every day, everywhere, and all of the time.
Asian Pasifika Arts CollectiveThe Asian Pasifika Arts Collective (APAC) is a Baltimore-based organization that uses art of all platforms to ensure that the stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Indigenous Americans are seen, heard and valued.
Japanese American National MuseumThe Japanese American National Museum (JANM) was founded to preserve and share the history of Japanese Americans. Its mission evolved to enhance appreciation for America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by documenting the stories of Americans of Japanese ancestry as an integral component of U.S. history.