For decades, CAA has worked on a range of community safety and justice issues. This has included calling into question policing practices that lead to patterns of racial profiling and that have disproportionately targeted people of color. CAA has also sought to address critical community safety issues, especially as they affect diverse communities.
The Celebration of Justice is CAA’s largest annual fundraiser and brings together over 500 community leaders, activists, corporate supporters, elected officials and organizational partners for a night of celebration and renewal of our commitment to social justice.
Our fiftieth year is a very special milestone. For five decades CAA has led civil rights advocacy, provided much-needed community services, and organized multi-racial coalitions that today are more important than ever. In the current climate of xenophobia and racism, all of our communities are under attack and CAA is being called upon to bring the movement forward.
This year’s gala is special for another reason: it is also the 5th Anniversary of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE), a network of 11 organizations including CAA that is focused on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian American and Pacific Islanders dedicated to social justice. We are celebrating the 5th Anniversary of AACRE with an after-party starting at 9 pm. (more…)