In 2014, CPA launched Seeding Change, a new national project that is deeply rooted in local organizing. Seeding Change grows a national Asian American movement to promote a just, sustainable, and democratic society. Our key strategies include building a national pipeline for the next generation of AAPI organizers; creating an infrastructure for AAPI grassroots organizing; and experimenting with building power and scale for our movements toward a vibrant social and economic justice movement.
Read more about Seeding Change – A Center for Asian American Movement Building here.
Eva Lowe Fellowship
Named after longtime Chinatown community activist Eva Lowe, the Chinese Progressive Association developed the Eva Lowe Fellowship for Social Justice in 2010 to foster the leadership development of a new generation of Asian American community activists and organizers who are deeply invested in building the power of and improving the lives of the working class Chinese immigrant community.
Eva Lowe was a longtime progressive community activist who committed her life to serving the community. She focused much of her energy on social and economic justice, firmly believing in the work to end imperialism and uplift working families. In the late 1930’s, Eva co-founded the Chinese Worker Mutual Aid Association, CPA’s predecessor organization that organized unemployed workers during the Great Depression.
In 2014, we expanded the program into the Seeding Change National Fellowship. Seeding Change fellows who are placed at CPA remain part of the legacy of Eva Lowe fellows.