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Asian Americans United exists so that people of Asian ancestry in Philadelphia exercise leadership to build their communities and unite to challenge oppression.

Some of AAU’s past campaigns include:

South Philly High

On December 3rd, 2009, 26 Asian immigrant students were attacked both inside and directly outside of South Philadelphia High School. Although the attacks went on through the course of an entire school day, school staff and administration failed to protect the students and even took actions that exposed the students to more attacks.

TRIUMPHANT: U.S. Dept. of Justice issues complaint against School District of Philadelphia alleging bias and reaches groundbreaking settlement establishing safe schools free of bias as a right.

“The US brings this civil action pursuant to Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States to remedy and enjoin named Defendants’ unlawful discrimination against Asian students based on race, color and/or national origin at South Philadelphia High School . . . These students were repeatedly and consistently harassed based on race, color and/or national origin, which barred the students’ access to equal educational opportunities. Defendants had actual knowledge of this severe and pervasive harassment and were deliberately indifferent to the harassment . . .’
U.S. vs. School District of Philadelphia, Dec. 15, 2010

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No Casinos in the Heart of Our City

Casinos are bad for our neighborhoods. A city-wide coalition continues to fight against this predatory industry that destroys families and communities. Find out more about it »