Boots on the Ground
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All people have a right to a clean and healthy environment in which their communities can live, work, learn, play and thrive. Towards this vision, APEN brings together a collective voice to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social and economic justice.
Through building an organized movement, we strive to bring fundamental changes to economic and social institutions that will prioritize public good over profits and promote the right of every person to a decent, safe, affordable quality of life, and the right to participate in decisions affecting our lives. APEN holds this vision of environmental justice for all people. Our work focuses on Asian immigrant and refugee communities.
Our communities are stronger than the crises that threaten us. Together, we’re building a world where all people have the resources they need to live full, dignified lives.
APEN is leading a transition away from an extractive economy based on profit and pollution and toward local, healthy, and life-sustaining economies that benefit everyone.
We’re building community-owned renewable energy resources to power our neighborhoods, protecting affordable housing so that our historic cultural communities can stay together, creating a local economy of cooperatives owned and governed by community members, and taking back control of our democracy.
Our work is grounded in the leadership of immigrant and refugee community members, who know that to win what our communities deserve, we have to build power at many levels and in many ways.
Diagram caption:1. Start with the experience & knowledge of the participants 2. Identify Patterns 3. Add new information and theory linked to the patterns in what people know 4. Practice skills, strategize, & plan for action 5. Apply what’s been learned in the world.
The heart of our work is bringing together Asian immigrants and refugees in Oakland and Richmond to advance solutions to the issues that matter most to them. We believe that everyone can develop their leadership, and people come to this work as both teachers and learners. Working with multiple generations of Asian Americans in multiple dialects and languages, APEN plays a critical role in developing the leadership of our communities.
At the state level, we’re engaging with immigrant and refugee voters in their languages to advance our shared vision. We are organizing in the communities that politicians and political parties too often ignore, and we are winning groundbreaking policies that put working-class communities of color first.
Along the way, we’ve formed deep relationships with organizations around the country that are taking on similar challenges and putting power back where it belongs—in the hands of our communities.
Together, we’re building a movement powerful enough to make justice inevitable.
Movement Strategy Center
Made 3 grants totaling $98k.
Made 2 grants totaling $155k.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Made 1 grant totaling $120k.
Made 3 grants totaling $195k.
Made 3 grants totaling $433k.
East Bay Asian Youth Center
Made 1 grant totaling $99k.
Made 3 grants totaling $520k.