Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality is a network committed to social justice.

MISSION: is our space to explore the intersection of issues and ideas, and to exchange insights and information. We welcome anyone invested in Asian American issues and concerns to join the conversation.


APEX Express is a weekly magazine-style radio show featuring the voices and stories of Asians and Pacific Islanders from all corners of the community.  The show is produced by a collective of media makers, djs, and activists and airs on Thursday at 7 p.m. on KPFA 94.1FM.

Asian Prisoner Support Committee works with Asian and Pacific Islander prisoners to educate the broader community about the growing number of APIs in the U.S. being imprisoned, detained, and deported.

The Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, works to educate, organize, and empower the Bay Area South Asian communities to end violence, oppression, racism and exploitation within and against diverse communities.

Asian Pacific Islander Equality – Northern California advocates and organizes for fairness and equality in the Asian and Pacific Islander and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities.

Chinese for Affirmative Action aims to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. CAA advocates for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice.

Hmong Innovating Politics is a grassroots organization whose mission is to strengthen the political power of Hmong and disenfranchised communities through innovative civic engagement and strategic grassroots mobilization.

Hyphen is a news and culture magazine that tells the stories of Asian America, beyond identity, featuring emerging artists, thinkers and doers. By documenting and disseminating these stories, Hyphen contributes to the ever-expanding, multifaceted narrative of Asians in America.

Network on Religion and Justice for Asian and Pacific Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People is working to nurture and support efforts toward a fully inclusive Asian Pacific Islander faith community.

A national portrait + video project dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women, Trans, and Gender non-conforming communities, the Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling.

What does AACRE do?

AACRE is a network comprised of groups pursuing a range of activities and advocacy to advance social justice. The network is designed to help these organizations share resources, cooperate, learn about one another, and grow communities of conscience.

Why and how did AACRE start?

Chinese for Affirmative Action launched the AACRE network in 2013 in order to be of service to emerging Asian American social justice groups. The initial focus on sharing office infrastructure has grown to support collaborations and to address the intersection of different issues.

Why Asian Americans?

Like all communities, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are experiencing tremendous change and like all communities, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders experience different forms of both discrimination and privilege.

The groups in the AACRE network are committed to creating a world that works for everyone both by addressing the unique challenges and needs faced by our community and by making the world a more fair and inclusive place for everyone.

How can I learn more or get involved?

We encourage you to learn more about the groups that comprise AACRE and to explore ways you can support and share their work. Additional inquiries can also be sent to  and we will respond as best as we can.


You can join the conversation by connecting and sharing on our social media pages. We are considering other ways to expand our community and you can also contact us with your ideas at