Building long-term grassroots power
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities was founded in 1986 by working-class Asian women to build power in Asian communities against rising police and hate violence. Over time, our analysis deepened and our work broadened to fighting institutional and systemic racism and violence in Asian immigrant communities. CAAAV’s vision is that our working class Asian immigrant members will make decisions about their own housing and neighborhoods. Through our organizing model of base-building, leadership development, campaigns, coalitions, and organizational development we organize Asian communities to fight for institutional change in the housing justice movement and participate in broader movements towards racial, gender, and economic justice.