Seeding Change Regional Convening

By: Leyen Trang (Above: AAOP Staff and OFs and Seeding Change Fellow and Coordinator in front of the Ordway Theatre with disapproving expressions.) Seeding Change staff and fellows gathered at AAOP’s office early Saturday morning for the Regional Seeding Change Midwest Convening.

Asians Talking to Asians: Building Solidarity

By: Leyen Trang (Above: AAOP Organizing Fellow Cindy Chiev answering how Vietnamese community members are treated and targeted.) Community members from around the Twin Cities metro area gathered at East Side Enterprise on Saturday, July 29th to begin a conversation that doesn’t happen often.


Meet the 2017 Summer Youth Leaders

By: Leyen Trang When Mai Soua (pictured left)first stepped into her role as one of the 2016 Youth Fellows, she didn’t think politics was a big deal. As the summer progressed, she learned more and more about the local political scene and its impact on her community.

Door Knock Host Article

By: Leyen Trang The Door Knock Host program, created by AAOP, was designed to engage community members and provide support in creating new community leaders.

Doorknocking for Justice:Exploring Asian Dreams, Lives, and Issues Through Critical Conversations

By: Kong Pheng Pha Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency is an ever more urgent call for the exploration of immigrant and refugee experiences and politics. President Trump’s candidacy for the presidency was littered with racist, sexist, and

Statement on the Milwaukee Hate Crime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2016 Contact: Linda Her Executive Director (612) 564-0020 ST. PAUL, Minn. ― AAOP mourns the loss of the three individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who were targeted for their racial background and murdered on March

Statement on Officer Peter Liang

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2016 Contact: Linda Her Executive Director (612)564-0020 ST. PAUL, Minn. – This month, New York Police Officer Peter Liang was handed a guilty verdict for second-degree manslaughter and official misconduct in the shooting death

Justice for Jamar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2015 Contact: Daniel Yang Board Chair PRESS RELEASE: AAOP Statement on Protests Over Death of Jamar Clark ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP) mourns the loss of yet another unarmed