Asian American Organizing Project

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Saint Paul

Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP) is a non-partisan grassroots organization. It was founded in 2013 by mostly Hmong male community organizers; it has since grown thanks to young Asian leaders who are mostly women, queer, and trans. Its mission is to advance Asian American participation in democracy for an equitable and just society.

AAOP will launch a gender justice cohort to develop civic leadership skills for Pan-Asian and LGBTQ young people. Cohort leaders will create and lead workshops, trainings, and hands-on community engagement exercises so participants can build power and influence policy making. The aim is to promote healthy sexuality, address sexual violence, and strengthen the Minnesota gender justice movement to end patriarchy, transphobia, and homophobia.