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 through base building, leadership development, campaigns, alliances, and organizational development.

The organizationĀ founded in 1986 by Asian working class women alarmed by the spike of hate violence on Asian communities and its root causes stemming from institutional racism in the United States.

Through CAAAV’sĀ organizing model of base-building, leadership development, campaigns, alliances, and organizational development, they organize Asian communities to fight for institutional change and participates in a broader movement towards racial, gender, and economic justice.

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