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

📸 Our media team is ready to make your memories last forever. Come and strike a pose with our custom Polaroid frames made by @q.uyentruong ! See you on Saturday! #phillymaf2023 #philly #phillychinatown #savechinatown #midautumnfestival #phillyevents ... See MoreSee Less

MAF coordinators and volunteers came together to screen print over 300 shirts today! Come see our new volunteer shirt designs on the street this Saturday!
Shirt designs: @perijlaw
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Join us next week on Saturday, Sept. 30th to see some incredible stage performances, arts & crafts, carnival games and connect with your community! Don’t miss out!

#phillymaf2023 #phillychinatown #moonfestival #midautumnfestival #visitphilly #philadelphia #savechinatown #phillyevents
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1 week ago

Asian Americans United

We're thrilled to unveil our official Mid-Autumn Festival poster this year, beautifully crafted by the talented @q.uyentruong ✨

#phillymaf2023 #phillychinatown #phillyevents #savechinatown #midautumnfestival #visitphilly #moonfestival #philadelphia
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2 weeks ago

Asian Americans United

Today we had Carnival Volunteer Orientation at FACTS to teach our 50+ volunteers on all of the amazing games we’ll have for #phillymaf2023! Thank you to our volunteers, Carnival Coordinators & Volunteer Team for coming! #philly #phillychinatown #midautumnfestival #moonfestival #visitphilly #philadelphia
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3 weeks ago

Asian Americans United

Don't Miss Out! Join us for the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival on Saturday, Sept 30th!

Experience a day filled with culture, entertainment, and community. From stage performances to arts & crafts and a lantern parade, it's a celebration you won't want to miss. Save the date!

#phillymaf2023 #phillychinatown #moonfestival #midautumnfestival
#visitphilly #philadelphia #savechinatown #phillyevents
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Congratulations to our staff, Wei Chen, who was appointed by the Governor Shapiro to be the Chair of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on AAPI Affairs . Also Congratulations to the leaders from AAPI PA Power Caucus who were appointed to the commission. ... See MoreSee Less

Volunteer sign-ups for this year's Mid-Autumn Festival are now open! We hope you'll join us in bringing this festival to life this fall✨ ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Asian Americans United

🌕 Mark your calendars for AAU’s Chinatown Mid-Autumn Fest on Sep 30th! 🏮🎉

Enjoy stage performances, arts & crafts, carnival games, and connect with different community vendor tables.

Also, don’t miss out on our lantern parade finale! 🥮✨

🗓️ Date: Sep 30th
📍 Location: Philadelphia Chinatown Friendship Gate
⏰ Time: 12pm

Join us for a day of celebration and connection. See you there! 🎊

#phillymaf2023 #phillychinatown #moonfestival #midautumnfestival #visitphilly #philadelphia #savechinatown #phillyevents
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Writing by:Wanting & Leilei
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don’t give up on yourself when you encounter the slight bit of pressure

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Happy summer! FYI, AAU will be closed for summer break from 8/21-8/25. ... See MoreSee Less

Just be Yourself!

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Only you can Conquer Your Fears!

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4 Ways to Love Yourself

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Writing by:Jojo
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Let go of your anxiety, learn how to adapt to who you are. 

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Writing by:Yimeng
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Taking Root on Washington Ave 🌇🎥🪷

The first public screening of Taking Root series in Philadelphia right on Washington Avenue in front of Hoa Binh Plaza! Their will also be serving and featuring Washington Avenue and Philadelphia Southeast Asian restaurants at the event 🥘🍜🌆

Tickets are limited, so get yours ASAP at the link (also in our bio): bit.ly/takingroot-august.

Hosted by @scribevideocenter Street Movies!



WHEN: Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 7 to 10 pm

WHERE: Washington Ave between 16th & 17th

PARKING: Very limited, so please try to SEPTA or carpool. SEPTA Routes: BSL Ellsworth-Federal stop; Bus 2, 17, 27, 29, 32, 64

COVID-19: We are asking attendees to try to take a rapid test beforehand. Please contact us or come to our VietLead Philly office (320 W Oregon Ave) if you need a free rapid test. We will also have some rapid tests onsite at our screening. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID, we are asking folks to stay home. We are encouraging folks to remain masked through the event when not actively eating, drinking.


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2 months ago

Asian Americans United

Don’t listen to your negative thoughts

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Despite the high rate of mental illness amongst teens, there still seems to be a major lack of awareness surrounding safe spaces, resources and tools. This summer, we interviewed and surveyed Asian teens and parents to get a deeper understanding of the issue in order to provide adequate support. We drew comics to depict common situations that cause stress and conflict. Visit our profile to check them out!!

Graphic by:Yimeng, Ricky
Writing by:Yimeng, Ricky
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❗❗❗Calling all undocumented youth artists once again❗❗❗

The UndocuLove zine is a vibrant project space where undocumented youth come together to share their tips and methods for practicing self-care and mental wellness through art! Submissions may include writing pieces, drawings, photographs, or any other creative expression, we want your voice to shine!

The goal of the UndocuLove zine project is to address mental health challenges within the undocumented youth community and foster a culture of self-care. Together, we’ll remind each other of the importance of prioritizing our well-being. 💗

Scan the QR code on the image or visit bit.ly/undoculove_zine for more info and how to apply!

Important dates:
Submission deadline: Thursday, July 27, 11:59PM PT AND Friday, July 28, 1:59AM CT / 2:59AM ET
Virtual Zoom launch of self-care zine: Wednesday, August 9 at 5PM PT / 7PM CT / 8PM ET
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AAU can't wait to host this year's Mid-Autumn Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2023, in Philadelphia Chinatown! We are currently seeking performers for the main stage. Please fill out the performer interest form (tinyurl.com/maf2023perform) by Friday, July 14, if you'd like to be considered for a performance slot! If you have any questions, please reach out to Jenny Chen, jennywenjiechen@gmail.com. ... See MoreSee Less

AAU's Education for Liberation Summer Camp is back! We've had to pause the camp the last couple of years due to the pandemic, but we are so excited to be back in full swing this summer. Contact Cinthya Hioe at 215-925-1538 or cinthya.hioe@aaunited.org for applications! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

Asian Americans United

Save the date! We are super excited to announce that our 28th annual Mid-Autumn Festival will be on Saturday, September 30th! We hope you can join us! Email MAF@aaunited.org for any questions or if you’d love to become a sponsor of our event! #philly #phillychinatown #phillymaf2023 ... See MoreSee Less

Building an arena in the heart of our city would have a huge impact on Chinatown, Center City and Philadelphia at large. It demands full information and a rigorous public education and input process, which means we need a full set of impact studies completed by a qualified firm—not flunkies who will rubber stamp whatever the developers want. Come to the march and rally on 6/10 to tell our elected officials that our city is NOT for sale! RSVP: secure.everyaction.com/WK9gtSVPy0ar3edlMCrstw2
#savechinatown #philadelphia
#chinatown #PhillyChinatown
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It's time to Vote for Philadelphia primary election🗳️ the poll will open 7am to 8pm today.
And here is where you can find your polling locations:
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The deadline for the CYOP Summer application has been extended! Click the link in our bio to apply! ... See MoreSee Less

New Date Alert!
We need YOU to join us for a march and rally on 6/10! Did you know the arena developers have spent over a million dollars trying to lobby City Council to advance the arena? They want to ignore the facts that this arena would be bad for Chinatown, bad for businesses, bad for workers, and bad for Philly. The developers may have billions, but we have something they don't: YOU.

Meet us on June 10th at 11 AM at the 10th Street Plaza (10th & Vine) for the No Arena in The Heart Of Our City Rally! RSVP: secure.everyaction.com/WK9gtSVPy0ar3edlMCrstw2
(also linked in our bio)
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We’re ramping up the campaign to stop the arena and #SaveChinatown, and we need your help! Join us along with the other groups listed at the bottom of this caption. Save the date: Saturday, April 29th at 11am.

Together we must fight to protect our community from this arena. Arena developers ignore the the facts that this arena will be bad for Chinatown, businesses, workers, and the city as a whole. Please come out and show your support as we, The Philadelphia Suns, stand with the Save Chinatown Coalition and will be there in support every step of the way until this battle has been won.


#NoArenaInChinatown #PhiladelphiaSuns
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6 months ago

Asian Americans United

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No Arena in Chinatown! The Arena is NOT a Done Deal....
The Save Chinatown Coalition and the Chinatown Coalition to Oppose the Arena have been working to stop the arena. The fight is continuing and heating up.
Come out to learn all that has happened since our last Town Meeting and learn about next steps we can take to defeat the arena.
WHAT: Town Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WHERE: Chinese Christian Church Annex, 11th and Vine
Protect our Beloved Community! Save Chinatown!
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We're hiring!! AAU is seeking two Youth Programs Coordinators to oversee, coordinate and develop its social justice youth programs. For more information, please visit bit.ly/aaujoinourteam ... See MoreSee Less

WATCH: No More Wrecking Balls in Chinatown! www.youtube.com/watch?v=1677ietuGxw

Folks from @No Arena in Chinatown, @Asian Americans United, Restaurant Industry for Chinatown’s Existence (RICE), @Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance, @POWER Interfaith, @Students for the Preservation of Chinatown, @Save the UC Townhomes, @ Positive Movement Entertainment, and @Philly CAM joined together to create a parody music video encouraging public opposition to the proposed arena that billionaires want to build in the heart of our city, which would threaten the existence of Chinatown and small businesses in the surrounding area.

1. SIGN the petition: apipa.vote/chinatown
2. SHARE this video + follow all #NoArena allies above for updates and ways to volunteer and support.
3. CALL City Council and share why you oppose an arena in the heart of our city: apipa.vote/chinatowncall
3. JOIN us for an event:
*April 15 & April 22 from 4-6 pm — Join @No Arena in Chinatown for an Art Build and Organizing meetup at Asian Arts Initiative
*April 29th — City Hall Protest

Did we miss some tags? Please tag yourself and friends!
#noarenainchinatown #savechinatown
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Please Join us, The 2023 People’s Forum: hearing from all City Council candidates about how they will prioritize our communities to saving Chinatown from destruction by the proposed 76ers arena.
Please RSVP: actionnetwork.org/events/the-peoples-forum-3?source=aau
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6 months ago

Asian Americans United

It's that time of year again! Applications for our 2 summer high school internships are open! Click the link in the bio to get deets on each program to see which one is the best fit for you ✨ ... See MoreSee Less

What can I do to protect myself at work? You should keep all records of interactions with you employer such as

✅ schedules

✅ emails to/ from your employer

✅ texts to/ from your employer

✅ handwritten records

Keep records for at least THREE YEARS. You can still contact @LaborPHL if you don't have these. Find out more about worker protections here: bit.ly/3Xw2CXp
03/17/2023- Worker Guide

✅ 排班表

✅ 跟雇主往来的电子邮件

✅ 跟雇主往来的短信

✅ 手写记录

记录至少保存三年。即使没有这些记录,您仍可以联系 @LaborPHL。请在这里了解更多劳动者保护的信息:http://bit.ly/3Xw2CXp
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Regardless of immigration status or if you are paid in cash, workers in Philadelphia are covered by one or more of @laborphl’s worker protection laws. Click here to find out more: bit.ly/3Xw2CXp
无论你的移民身份如何,或是否以现金向你付薪,费城的工人都受到 @laborphl 的一项或多项工人保护法的保护。点击这里了解更多:http://bit.ly/3Xw2CXp
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IT’S EASY! Request language access over the phone:
✅ Call 215-686-0802
✅ Say your preferred language
✅ Wait while we include an interpreter
You can file a complaint over the phone or ask questions about Philly labor laws. Language access is available upon request! Find out more: bit.ly/3Xw2CXp
✅ 致电 215-686-0802
✅ 说出你的首选语言
✅ 等待,我们会接入一名口译员
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What’s your preferred language? Call the @LaborPHL Hotline to ask questions or talk about a possible labor law violation over the phone. Language access is available upon request! Find out more: bit.ly/3Xw2CXp
你的首选语言是什么?请致电 @LaborPHL 热线,通过电话提问或谈论可能违反劳动法的违规行为。可应要求提供语言无障碍服务!了解更多:http://bit.ly/3Xw2CXp
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