Asian American and Pacific Islander communities sustain our histories, cultures, joy and power all year long. Our work toward collective freedom continues in solidarity. As Grace Lee Boggs said, “The time has come for us to reimagine everything...It’s up to us to reimagine the alternatives and not just protest against them and expect them to do better.”
We are ancestors in training. We are AAPIs rising.
In remembering our collective power and path toward freedom, please watch and share this short video. Translated versions of the video can be found here.
Resistance is our Heritage is a campaign created and supported by the Asian American Leaders Table, a network of local and national Asian American organizations that convened in the wake of the pandemic to address the rise in anti-Asian racism and violence.
The Asian American Leaders Table is led by an advisory council, including:
Aarti Kohli, Asian Law Caucus
Alvina Yeh, APALA
Timmy Lu, AAPI FORCE
DJ Kuttin Kandi, Asian Solidarity Collective
Mike Ishii, Tsuru for Solidarity
Sera Koulabdara, Legacies of War
LEARN from stories
These stories uplift AAPI Heritage and are part of the AAPIsRising Campaign, which was created by a coalition of Asian Pacific American-led and allied organizations that came together following the rise of hate crimes against Asian communities. #AAPIsRising
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Find an organization to support
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Justice San Antonio, TX
National Coalition For Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD)
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
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In AAPI communities, we know that resistance against racism and injustice is not new. Read more about how Resistance is our Heritage at AAPIsRising.org #AAPIsRising
Do you have a story of AAPI resistance, heritage and solidarity? Share one on social with #AAPIsRising
What stories and actions from the AAPI inspire you? Learn more about the stories that can guide us to transformational change at solidaritystories.org #wechoosesolidarity #AAPIsRising
Solidarity Stories from Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leaders
A project of the National Asian American Leaders Table on COVID-19 Racism’s Solidarity Working Group. Visit the website to watch and read the stories.
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We recognize that Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month creates an illusion of a monolithic identity that oftentimes erases the narratives within Pacific Islander communities and distinct communities in the Asian diaspora. We are committed to uplifting stories that do not conflate our communities’ histories and struggles, while building genuine solidarity in pursuit of liberation for all.