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


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AAU supports youth to become individually, socially, and politically aware; to exercise their voice; and to participate in active struggles for justice.

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AAU fights for time and space to honor, celebrate, and remember so that our communities will have roots, embrace memories and know the power of passing on traditions.

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“Building community strengthens our capacity to fight for justice. When we create a street festival, teach folk arts, grow a community garden, or build a school – we create connections among people, honor the knowledge of the elders in our communities, activate people, and value our own cultures. This work is fundamental to social justice work.”
— Ellen Somekawa

【Help us to get the work out】We only have 3 days away from the 2020 Census deadline, make sure you, your families and friends, getting count into #2020Census.
#apia42020census #apiacount #2020年人口普查
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【Help us to get the work out】We only have 3 days away from the 2020 Census deadline, make sure you, your families and friends, getting count into #2020Census.
VietLead Woori Center 우리센터 Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP) CAIR - Philadelphia Chapter Asian Arts Initiative Northeast Philadelphia Development Corporation- 費城東北區發展會 Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) Laos in town Seamaac, Inc. Children's Village Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi) Cambodian American Girls Empowering Asian Bank Chineseinusorg-费城华人在美东 Chinatown Learning Center
#apia42020census #apiacount #2020年人口普查 #phillycount #phillyapiacount
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3 days ago

Asian Americans United

This year, Asian Americans United is celebrating 25 years of hosting Philadelphia Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn Festival!
AAU’s Mid-Autumn Festival, however, will be a bit different this year. We recognize the need and the power of bringing people together to honor, celebrate and remember our communities especially during these unprecedented times. However, for the health and safety of our volunteers and participants of the festival, we have decided to transform the festival into a live virtual celebration.
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We are teaming up with Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) to celebrate #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on September 22nd! Let’s have the largest AAPI turnout in election history this November. Check to see if you’re #VoteReady and register to vote now! → Rock.vote/aau

#AAPI2020 #NationalVoterRegistrationDay #VoteReady
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2020 National Voter Registration Day with Asian Americans United, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, Northeast Philadelphia Development Corporation- 費城東北區發展會 @华人在美东-费城 @费城Live ... See MoreSee Less

Mid-Autumn Festival is just 2 weeks away! This week, we'll be showing our love for the Chinatown businesses that have supported Mid-Autumn Festival during the past five years. During the pandemic, it is especially important to support small businesses and follow COVID-19 guidelines to keep ourselves and our communities safe and healthy. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, #Congress rejects the racist #antiAsian rhetoric that has resulted in Asian Americans being verbally & physically attacked. We stand for inclusion, diversity, respect & tolerance. #HRes908 #COVID19

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Today, Rep. Grace Meng's (NY) bill, H. Res. 908 Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19 was officially passed by the House of Representatives on a 243-164 and one present vote! Check out NCAPA's press release here: https://www.ncapaonline.org/condemning-anti-asian-sentiment-house-resolution/ 

📖 Read more:
➡️https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/17/covid-19-house-vote-condemn-anti-asian-discrimination/5806530002/
➡️https://www.adl.org/blog/reports-of-anti-asian-assaults-harassment-and-hate-crimes-rise-as-coronavirus-spreads
➡️http://www.asianpacificpolicyandplanningcouncil.org/stop-aapi-hate/

#HRes908 #AntiAsianHate #RejectRacism #AAPI2020
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Join Philadelphia’s immigrant community leaders, voting rights advocates, and election officials as we discuss the power of the immigrant vote and showcase voter guides in 12 languages. ... See MoreSee Less

Join Philadelphia’s immigrant community leaders, voting rights advocates, and election officials as we discuss the power of the immigrant vote and showcase voter guides in 12 languages. ... See MoreSee Less

Mid-Autumn Festival is just 2 weeks away! This week, we'll be showing our love for the Chinatown businesses that have supported Mid-Autumn Festival during the past five years. During the pandemic, it is especially important to support small businesses and follow COVID-19 guidelines to keep ourselves and our communities safe and healthy. ... See MoreSee Less

Introducing our 2020 MAF Scavenger Hunt! It is now LIVE, which means that you can start playing now!

Head on over to our Instagram @AsianAmericansUnited for the rules and more information!

Deadline:
Last date to play is Friday, 9/25. Winners will be announced during our virtual Mid-Autumn Festival live stream and on social media Saturday, 9/26.
If you have any questions, feel free to DM us! Have tons of fun!!!
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Our Arts & Crafts downloadable kit for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival is now LIVE! You can head to our website (link in bio) for links to each project. From coloring pages to fun crossword puzzles, you can celebrate in your very own home and stay busy until our festival on Saturday, 9/26. Have fun and make sure to tag us if you try them out! ... See MoreSee Less

Mid-Autumn Festival is just 2 weeks away! This week, we'll be showing our love for the Chinatown businesses that have supported Mid-Autumn Festival during the past five years. During the pandemic, it is especially important to support small businesses and follow COVID-19 guidelines to keep ourselves and our communities safe and healthy. ... See MoreSee Less

Mid-Autumn Festival is just 2 weeks away! This week, we'll be showing our love for the Chinatown businesses that have supported Mid-Autumn Festival during the past five years. During the pandemic, it is especially important to support small businesses and follow COVID-19 guidelines to keep ourselves and our communities safe and healthy. ... See MoreSee Less

East PA - Virtual Vote Townhall: Get Counted and Ready to Vote
Monday, Sept 14, 2020 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
on Facbeook Live
(www.facebook.com/pagacapaa)
- Special Address from Governor Tom Wolf
Distinguished Guests:
- Mayor Jim Kenney (City of Philadelphia Government),
- Vice-President Hai-Lung Dai, Temple University , and more!
- Voter Rights & Vote by Mail Information
- Tools for a smart final push on Census for your communities and neighborhoods
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3 weeks ago

Asian Americans United

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Happy Wednesday! For our virtual festival this year, we have created an Arts & Crafts downloadable kit for you to complete at home by yourself or with loved ones! This super fun kit is all ages appropriate and will be released on Friday, September 11th.

You will be able to access it on our website (link in bio)! The kit will include activities such as coloring pages, an illustrated short story, a crossword puzzle, word search puzzle, thoughtful writing prompts, and a DIY paper lantern. Each activity will be in both English and Chinese 🙂 Who's excited? More details TBA.

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为了今年的线上中秋节活动,我们创建了一个美术和工艺工具包给您或您和您的家人一起下载和完成。这个超级好玩的工具包适合任何的年龄段,并在9月11号(星期五)发布。您将可以在我们的网站上找到它,这个工具包包括着色纸,带插图的短故事,填字游戏,单词搜索游戏,深思的写作题目和DIY纸灯笼等等活动。每个活动都会有中英文翻译,你感到兴奋吗?更多详细信息待定。

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Create a Mid-Autumn Festival card for a Chinatown elder! Write a special message and decorate a card online with the easy-to-use MAF card template (check it out below!) AAU will print out your card and deliver it to one of 400 seniors during the week before the Festival.

Join us in connecting with elders by requesting your very own MAF card template by filling out this quick form: forms.gle/i79x1CwQcThbPK8v7

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为唐人街长辈制作中秋节贺卡吧!写一条节日祝福语,并在网络上使用中秋节卡片模板装饰您的贺卡(请查看下面的网址!). 亚裔联合会(AAU)将打印出您的贺卡并在节目前一周将贺卡送到400位老人家。 和我们一起,通过填写以下的表格来制定您自己的中秋节贺卡模板,与长辈联系吧:https://forms.gle/i79x1CwQcThbPK8v7
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Check out FACT School Welcome Back to School message to students and families. September 8th is the first day for grades 1st-8th. Thank you FACTS teachers, staff and families !!! 🎏🎏🎏 ... See MoreSee Less

This year, Asian Americans United joined together with other Asian American organizations to form the first Asian American electoral organization in Pennsylvania - the Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance. Watch our debut Facebook Live on Tuesday September 1 at 12PT/3ET to meet us and hear us discuss how the Trump administration's attacks on immigration have impacted all of our communities, from H1B visas to the international student ban to citizenship for all. ... See MoreSee Less

Watch our debut Facebook Live on Tuesday September 1 at 12PT/3ET to meet the organizations that came together to form Pennsylvania's 1st Asian American electoral organization. Hear us discuss how the Trump administration's seemingly disparate attacks on immigration impact all the communities that NAKASEC Asian Americans United & VietLead represent- from H1B visas to the international student ban to citizenship for all.

facebook.com/live/apipennsylvania
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Watch Now - Community Meeting with the School District of Philadelphia hosted by AAU, CAGP, and Vietlead from Wednesday 8/19. Students and parents shared concerns and asked questions of School District representatives. If you have concerns or questions about the start of school - feel free to reach out to AAU.

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Last week, on August 14, AAU was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer. We want to share AAU's statement (the full context for our quote which was placed in and then quoted from a community meeting zoom chat) in response to the charges being brought by the D.A.’s office in the case of the assault on Mrs. Chen and her daughter that included the yelling of a racial slur in late July by a homeless woman in center city Philadelphia and the debate over whether to include “ethnic intimidation” with the defendant’s charges.

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This year, our annual Mid-Autumn Festival is going to look a little different. We will be hosting a virtual event on Saturday, Sept. 26th to celebrate 2️⃣5️⃣ years of promoting culture and the well-being of our community.

While we may be going virtual, we will still embody the same values and spirit of our festivals held in the past and continue to feature family-friendly performances, arts & crafts activities and lots more!!

Stay tuned and check in often for details and updates!

#phillymaf2020 #philly #phillychinatown #midautumnfestival #moonfestival #togetherbutapart #strongertogether
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Join Teamster Local 502: CASA TOMORROW @ 5PM at Comcast headquarters to push for more reliable, more accessible internet for Philadelphia students!

⚡Read more here: tinyurl.com/studentsneedinternet

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2 months ago

Asian Americans United

The youth attending this summer’s CYOP program have been working hard all summer on a project to amplify the voices of the Chinese-speaking community to discuss and respond to the Philadelphia school district’s reopening plan. Today they will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi AAU Community! The youth attending this summer’s CYOP program have been working hard all summer on a project to amplify the voices of the Chinese-speaking community to discuss and respond to the Philadelphia school district’s reopening plan. Today they will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 4pm on Zoom to share their findings as well as field any questions or concerns from the community. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less

"The Philadelphia Worker Relief Fund was established with the critical support and advocacy of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Coalition to Respect Every Worker, a coalition of worker-focused organizations composed of legal aid groups, non-profits, and labor unions. The Philadelphia Worker Relief Fund provides emergency direct cash assistance to workers and families impacted by COVID-19 who were left out of all federal and state relief. The goal of the cash assistance is to improve the economic security, health, and safety of more Philadelphia families."

⚡Link to fill out the Philadelphia Worker Relief Fund Interest Form: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfK6QZvL5Yx7jT76NNn_5IgDANs66caFxUxjQkzU3B9dMJ3kA/viewform
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Mutual Aid Philly is a community-powered group that provides direct aid in South Philly and Center City in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. They are looking for more volunteers for in-person services and for volunteers who speak Mandarin, Indonesian, and Spanish. Check out their FB and IG accounts and mutualaidphilly.com for more information! ... See MoreSee Less

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This year, Asian Americans United is holding its 25th Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival. AAU’s Mid-Autumn Festival, however, will be a bit different this year. We recognize the need and the power of bringing people together to honor, celebrate, and remember our communities especially during these unprecedented times. However, for the health and safety of our volunteers and participants of the festival, we have decided to transform the festival into a live virtual celebration. The event will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 and hosted on Zoom or a similar platform. We also plan to stream the live broadcast on this page. Although virtual, this year’s event will embody the same values and spirit as Mid-Autumn Festivals past and continue to feature family-friendly performances, arts and crafts demonstrations, and lots more! Please check back for festival related details and announcements! ... See MoreSee Less

In June the Supreme Court determined that DACA can continue. If you want to consult for a lawyer about your DACA status or applying for DACA, Nationalities Services Center is offering phone consultation on Tuesdays from 1 - 3pm. Call 215-893-8400. The first consultation is free. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today at 4pm PT / 7pm ET!
RSVP at: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkdO2gqjIrHtEEfSEBAyH-sq-PkRrYUjS1Join us for a conversation with AFL-CIO Executive VP Tefere Gebre and Minnesota Chapter leaders Kimberly Colbert and Zarlasht Niaz on the role of AAPI-Black solidarity in labor!

This Thursday @ 4pm PT / 7pm ET

RSVP: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkdO2gqjIrHtEEfSEBAyH-sq-PkRrYUjS1
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As our city rises up against racial violence and systemic injustice, and years of disinvestment, let’s make sure all Philadelphians also hear about the importance of being counted in the Census. We fight for our communities every day, and one critical action that we can all take to help our communities is to complete the 2020 Census. Immigrants, citizens, undocumented folks--we all count! Fill out the Census today via phone, by mail or online at my2020census.gov #PhillyCounts #Blacklivesmatter #2020Census

The Census is critical for funding programs that help low-income families and children thrive! We can’t take for granted the support structure we have right now will last for the next 10 years. Philly needs our help to rebuild from the economic and health devastations post Covid-19. Watch our message and make sure to fill out the Census today via phone, by mail or online at my2020census.gov #PhillyCounts

Whether it’s natural disasters or pandemics, the Census is a vital tool that helps save lives. Watch our message this Immigrant Heritage Month and go to my2020census.gov to ensure your community is prepared for future emergencies. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and support a fair distribution of wealth to heal and uplift the most affected from Covid-19 and police brutality pandemics. #PhillyCounts

When #COVID_19 closed schools, AAPI students who relied on school lunch & breakfast were facing hunger. The Census is critical for funding programs that help low-income families and children thrive! Census impacts $8.7 BILLION for school meals. Watch our message to AAPI communities citywide and get counted to help students for the next 10 years #AAPI2020 #PhillyCounts my2020census.gov
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Today @ 4pm PT / 7pm ET
RSVP at: apiavote-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gPR-IkDhQBaD7Zo5mzOhAw?_x_zm_rtaid=jDXMyPt5SkS-vOtVcryKL...HOW WIDE IS THE GAP?

Hear from workers, experts and Grace Meng on what we can do to address the wide income disparity in AANHPI communities!

HINT: policies good for AANHPI workers are good for ALL workers ✊

Tomorrow at 4pm PT / 7pm ET
RSVP: apiavote.org/townhall

#AAPI2020
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AAU stands with Philly Thrive in opposing Councilman Johnson’s bill to extend tax breaks for the PES refinery. All of our communities need healthcare, parks, libraries and the right to education!

Swipe to read a snippet of the article!
Read the full article here: www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/south-philly-refinery-sale-2020-environmental-racism-justice-...

Sign the petition here: actionnetwork.org/letters/16070f76b37528fe91bf1c4c87fb24c6270dc124
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3 months ago

Asian Americans United

Today we passed out 1000+ masks and gloves to 100+ seniors at the Chinatown senior free meals site (On Lok Social Service Center for Seniors). Thanks for the support from Nationalities Service Center, NSC and Philadelphia Chinatown Dragon Boat Team #费城华埠龙舟队 . ... See MoreSee Less

AAU supports the Movement for Black Lives (m4bl.org) this Juneteenth. In 1862 slavery was abolished. In 2020, we must continue to fight for everyone's right to safety and protection which in this current moment means defunding the police in connection with a broader movement to ensure that our communities have access to the resources they need for health and healing and education and more.

🎥Recording of the Asian American Call with the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL): www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Im_XqBedPs&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1obMlZLo9dLla9W_PnZ1Z5zl-ExwWnyrh...

📍Check out this list of Juneteentn celebration events in Philly: whyy.org/articles/how-philadelphia-is-celebrating-juneteenth-this-year/

[Infographic titled “Asian American Call with Movement for Black Lives” with the hashtags #SixNineteen, #DefendBlackLife, and #DefundPolice. The image includes information about the 3 Demands, 3 Days of Action, Principles, Asks, and Anti-Blackness in Our Communities, as well as doodles of and quotes by Chhaya Chhoum, M. Adams, Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, Cha Vang, Nikita Mitchell, Esther Jeon, and Maurice Mitchell.]
Artist: @lizar_tistry

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Take over the comments on council leadership’s most recent posts and tell them to #DefundThePolice by $120 million and #FundOurCommunities!!We are running out of time to influence the budget. Calls are going to voicemail and council is filtering our emails out of their inboxes. But they’re still on social media, sharing their bad takes on how to address police violence and systemic racism, but not talking about defunding and investing in communities.

It’s time to take our messages directly to council leaders, and let them know we’re not asking for reform around the edges. We need them to #DefundThePolice by $120 million and invest that money directly into communities: housing, education, social services, mental health resources, homeless services, and violence prevention. These are the life-saving public safety measures that we actually need.

Takeover the comments on council leadership’s most recent posts and tell them to #DefundThePolice by $120 million and #FundOurCommunities:

Darrell Clarke: www.facebook.com/DarrellLClarke/posts/3171536759651282

Mark Squilla: facebook.com/cmmarksquilla/posts/1694736447344220

Curtis Jones: www.facebook.com/CouncilmanCurtisJones/posts/10220155710515739

Maria Quinones-Sanchez: www.facebook.com/MariaQSanchez/posts/3531816353513716

Cherelle Parker: www.facebook.com/CouncilwomanCherelleLParker/posts/3386771068024245?__tn__=-R
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