In the wake of ongoing racist violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, The LP would like to spotlight a number of AAPI-led organizations and groups whose work supports racial, social, and economic justice for AAPI people.
As Yuri Kochiyama taught us, “We are all part of one another.”
Chinatown Art Brigade
The Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB) is a collective of Asian-American artists, media makers, and activists with roots in New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood. Since 2015, CAB has facilitated a series of community-led responses to gentrification and displacement, created in partnership with the grassroots organization CAAAV & the Chinatown Tenants Union. CAB was in residence with The LP in 2019-2020 and founded by Create Change alumni Betty Yu and Tomie Arai (2012), alongside ManSee Kong.
Founded in 1986, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City.
Red Canary Song
Red Canary Song is a grassroots collective of Asian and migrant sex workers, centering basebuilding with workers through a labor rights framework and mutual aid. Rooted in Flushing, Queens, they organize Asian sex workers across the diaspora in Toronto, Paris, and Hong Kong.
Asian American Arts Alliance
The Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) is a nonprofit organization working to ensuring greater representation, equity, and opportunities for Asian American artists and cultural organizations through resource sharing, promotion, and community building. They convene the Asian American cultural workforce around issues of race, identity, and artmaking.
Welcome to Chinatown
Welcome to Chinatown supports local businesses and amplifies community voices in Manhattan’s Chinatown through pro bono resources.