Will you join me in supporting 40 years of Asian American organizing in Boston this AAPI Heritage Month?
Since 1979, AARW has been a home to API organizers, activists, and artists in the Boston area. Our organization is proud to celebrate 40 years, and we need your support to continue to grow the organization!
AARW has been an important space for me to be able to grow as both an activist and an artist. The Sticky Rice Project, which is AARW’s political education program, is a series of anti-oppression trainings with an Asian American lens. The aim is to create a community of Asian/Asian American social justice educators who are supported in building curriculum development and facilitation skills. From creating workshops on empowered facilitation, to creating spaces where South Asian folks can talk about how we can fight anti-Muslim violence, these workshops have created a much needed environment for me.
AARW is also the fiscal sponsor for The Genki Spark, a multi-generational, pan-Asian women's arts and advocacy organization that uses Japanese taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all. The Genki Spark has been a vital space for intergenerational, pan-Asian community building, which is key to building people power. In addition to playing drums, being able to share my story as an Asian woman living in the US has been both empowering and necessary.
FUN THING: If you donate to this fundraiser (any amount at all!), I will send you a copy of a zine that I am currently creating which covers the impact of Asian organizing across the world, and my personal connection to this cause. I would be happy to send this zine to you, either physically or electronically!
Help us continue to build our power and celebrate our 40th birthday! #AARW40 #FundAPIPower