Reflections on a Year of Community Healing and Solidarity – Community Healing and Safety Report

April 25, 2023

In 2019, five organizations founded the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) — Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinatown Community Development Center, Chinese Progressive Association, Community Youth Center, and New Breath Foundation. CCSJ focuses on long-standing safety issues within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community and works to address and prevent violence, racism, and xenophobia. Read More

August 28, 2018

In 2013, a group of nearly 100 Chinese immigrant workers in San Francisco mounted an ambitious organizing campaign targeting their employer, the award-winning, high-end dim sum restaurant Yank Sing. The workers, who were cooks, dishwashers, and wait staff at Yank Sing, had approached the Chinese Progressive Association of San Francisco (CPA) in the spring of that year, detailing numerous workers’ rights violations. More than a year later, with the support of CPA as well as key labor and community partners, the workers won a landmark settlement that included an unprecedented $4.2 million in back wages. The settlement also included several groundbreaking improvements that transformed their workplace and raised standards across the board for their industry. This victory was made possible by the courageous efforts of the Yank Sing workers, who built their power over months of sustained organizing, as well as by CPA’s decade of work developing worker leaders, organizing campaigns, and building strategic partnerships and relationships with labor unions, small businesses, service providers, legal advocates, and labor agencies. These efforts led Yank Sing owners to change their practices and agree to adopt unprecedented industry workplace changes not required by law to become a model employer. This is the story of how organizing won. Read More

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Youth MOJO Mental Health Campaign Report: Our Healing in Our Hands

August 13, 2018

Over the past several years, Youth MOJO members have experienced and recognized a heightened sense of fear, depression, and anxiety in themselves and among their peers. In response to their personal and collective experiences of feeling unsupported in accessing mental health services, youth leaders sought to better understand the mental health services that exist for youth in SFUSD and the systemic, emotional and cultural barriers to students’ utilization of services. Read More

People’s Voice Survey

September 16, 2016

“Being a Chinese immigrant worker in the US is like being mute, deaf, and blind because we do not know English and the law. We need the city to step up in providing more truly affordable housing and quality jobs
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PUBLICATION — Immigrant Rights Statement

April 18, 2006

STAND UP AGAINST ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAWS! EQUAL RIGHTS AND DIGNITY FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! Globalization and Imperialism Fuel Global Migration Following NAFTA in 1994, millions of Mexican communities were forced off their land and were given no other option to provide for
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