Amplify, Align, Activate (AAA) aims to amplify the work of nonprofit organizations serving the AAPI population, particularly those that work to improve the lives of Asian American women and gender non-binary individuals and their communities. This new Mochi initiative works to amplify social justice projects and initiatives, align on major issues confronting AAPI, and activate our readership. By partnering with organizations that both understand the nuances of the Asian American demographic and exemplify the solidarity that brought Asian Americans together in the first place, we are working to generate change for the AAPI community and unity with other marginalized populations.

Check out upcoming events, learn more about our partners, and read articles from members. If you are interested in joining us, email Giannina Ong at gianninaong@mochimag.com

Upcoming events

Meet our partners

Asian American Justice + Innovation Lab (AAJIL)

The Asian American Justice + Innovation Lab is a community racial justice incubator. At its core, AAJIL (pronounced “agile”) offers general racial justice education for all that employs a decolonial framework and intentionally integrates Asian American histories and experiences. Radiating from that core work is the practice of mutual care through community-building, opportunities for collaboration and innovation, and the long-range potential for participants to impact their spheres of influence with values of justice, radical love, and emergence.

Currently, AAJIL’s programming consists of Community Labs and Clubs, and People’s School for Justice. Community Labs are collaborative, project-oriented groups that offer a structured and decolonial framework, while Community Clubs are social groups that foster community building and supportive environments. AAJIL’s People’s School for Justice is a virtual workshop and webinar series that aims to pool the diverse training and experience of activists and scholars to raise consciousness for social justice through free community education. The idea is that if enough educators and activists contributed even one learning session, in the spirit of mutual aid and collective power, we could create a hub where people can come to learn about important histories and critical frameworks our school systems never taught them. 

Dr. Sandra So Hee Chi Kim facilitating a racial justice training to community members in 2019.
Photo credit: AAJIL

“AAJIL is really grateful for the opportunity to be in community with Mochi Magazine, working to amplify API voices, narratives, and histories. Through coalitional and collaborative efforts like this, we hope to continue working towards a more liberated and just world.”

Jean Park, Community Engagement Director

For more information, visit AAJIL’s website at www.aajil.org.

Articles by our AAJIL partners
(Coming soon!)

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAWAPF)

NAPAWF is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States. 

NAPAWF was founded in 1996 to realize the vision of 100 AAPI women who recognized the need for an organization that would amplify AAPI women’s stories and experiences. Being seen and heard in the public narrative gives us the power to shape the policy and cultural change needed to gain agency over our lives, families, and communities.

Today, we are mobilizing and building power in 13 cities across the United States to create social, political, and economic change for AAPI women and girls. We also show up in solidarity for other women of color who are experiencing injustice and harms of oppression and marginalization.

NAPAWF members
Photo credit: Les Talusan

“As Asian American and Pacific Islander women, we fight a double invisibility because of our race and our gender. We look forward to shining a light on the stories of AAPI women and girls through this partnership with Mochi.”

Nikki Metzgar, Communications Director 

For more information, visit NAPAWF’s website at www.napawf.org.

Articles by our NAPAWF partners
Asian American Women are Facing a Mental Health Crisis
Did She Know That I Cried Because I Knew I Couldn’t Reach Her Expectations?: Healing the Generational Divides Between a Mother and Daughter
“I Felt Lonely and Isolated, I Put on a Happy Face and Trudged Along”: How the Pandemic Transformed My Views on Working Hard

Join us!

Amplify, Align, Activate is growing! If you are a part of a nonprofit serving the AAPI community, reach out to to learn about how we can collaborate.

For general information, please contact Giannina Ong (Activism Editor) at giannina.ong@mochimag.com.

For information about events, please contact Adelina Sun (Director of Marketing) at adelinasun@mochimag.com

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  • Mochi's Amplify, Align, Activate (AAA) initiative aims to amplify the work of nonprofit organizations serving the AAPI population, particularly those that work to improve the lives of Asian American women and gender non-binary individuals and their communities. AAA works to amplify social justice projects and initiatives, align on major issues confronting AAPI, and activate our readership.