Community Engagement & Advocacy

Tenant organizing, political engagement, community planning

From its activist roots in Manhattan’s Chinatown, AAFE has evolved to become one of New York City’s leading community development organizations. But advocacy and community organizing remain pillars of AAFE’s work. Asian Americans for Equality is committed to expanding opportunities in New York’s diverse communities through an array of advocacy, empowerment and education initiatives.  AAFE helps tenants understand their rights, organizes community planning initiatives and helps lead coalitions fighting to preserve affordable housing and to protect the rights of immigrants.  We are dedicated to providing local residents with the tools they need to advocate for themselves and their own communities.

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Recent Stories

AAFE Submits Statement on Proposed “Public Charge” Changes

Asian Americans for Equality submitted a comment to the Federal Registrar Dec. 7, 2018 in strong opposition to the Trump administration's proposed "public charge" rule change. If the rules goes into effect, millions of immigrants could be denied green cards if they...

AAFE in the Community: Fall 2018

The fall of 2018 has been a busy one for AAFE. Before the year slips away, let's take a look at some of our community and advocacy events in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn in the past several weeks. In keeping with our longstanding tradition, we hosted...

Recap: 2018 Asian American Community Development Conference

Our 11th Annual Asian American Community Development Conference took place Nov. 9, 2018 at the Asia Society. Participants engaged in lively and illuminating conversations about critical issues facing our communities. AAFE co-hosted with the...

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