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Join us for Rising Together: 40 Years in Community!
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:30pm

Our 40th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner!

AARW turns 40 this year! Join us on Friday, October 18, 2019, to help us celebrate! This will be a night of community and pan-Asian food as we honor the achievements of some of the Asian American community leaders in Greater Boston.

Southeast Asian Deportation Work at AARW
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:45pm

As an organization committed to pan-Asian organizing, we will respond and mobilize in the fight against Southeast Asian deportations. In Fall 2017, we felt called to organize, locally and nationally, because of the rise of deportations happening in the community. We are committed to supporting and uplifting the leadership of our Southeast Asian community members, which means we will show up and organize to defend and protect our families and communities.

Launching "Boston Immigration Stories"
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 12:00am

We are excited to announce the launch of "Boston Immigration Stories," a project collaboration between AARW & Greater Boston Legal Services - Asian Outreach Unit (AOU).

Community in Action: A Mural for Viet Folks in Fields Corner
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00am

We're excited to be partnering with Ngoc-Tran Vu (AARW board member), a local organizer & artist in Dorchester on the community mural project.

Wondering what's happening with the project? Stay updated through the blog site:

DOT-I 2017 Fellowship
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 12:00am

TODAY is the last day to submit your application for the DOT-I Fellowship!

Do you know any Vietnamese folks between the ages of 18-30 who want to engage, organize, and build power in and with the Dorchester Vietnamese community?

Share the DOT-I Fellowship application with your networks, community, and friends who may be interested! Today is the last day to get your applications in!

DOT-I Open House 4/29!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00am

DOT-I is hosting an info session/mixer on Saturday, April 29th from 2:00PM-5:00PM at Coco Leaf in Fields Corner! 

Apply to ATI Today!
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:00am

Apply to The Activist Training Institute (ATI), a program of AARW, by March 10th!

The Activist Training Institute (ATI) is a training and leadership development program founded in 2005 as a collaborative effort between API Movement and AARW.  ATI hosts learning opportunities for activists who identify as Asian Pacific American (APA) to develop political analysis and organizing skills within the context of building an Asian American social movement for justice.

DOT-I is Open!
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:00pm

On Saturday, September 10th the Dorchester Organizing & Training Initiative (DOT-I), a leadership and organizing development fellowship for Vietnamese-identified young adults, is having an OPEN orientation from 10:00am-2:00pm in VietAid's Building (42 Charles Street | Suite D, Dorchester, MA 02122).

If you, or anyone you know is interested, reach out to Kevin at

9/11 Reflection
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:00am

We reflect on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 and we hold ourselves to a continued commitment to Fighting Anti-Muslim Violence in our communities.