HIP Joins Asian Americans for Civil Rights & Equality Network

HIP is thrilled to announce that we just joined the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality network!

AACRE is a network of Asian American social justice groups with shared values that are working to create positive change. AACRE will serve as an incubator for HIP-- making it possible for us build our infrastructure, develop resources and reach a wider audience. HIP becomes AACRE's first network partner outside of the San Francisco area. 

As HIP Organizer Nancy Xiong describes, "Change doesn't simply happen because of good intentions and ceremonial speeches. It takes hard work, infrastructure and resources to empower communities that have been disenfranchised. HIP is ready to take this important step in our maturation as we continue to build capacity and further establish our legitimacy. We wholeheartedly believe in the values AACRE stands for and we can't wait to stand alongside our new coalition partners."

Starting today, HIP will also be able receive direct donations from our supporters as a 501c3 non-profit organization. You can help support HIP by being among the first donate here:

We also join an amazing network of progressive organizations that includes:

  • APEX Express is a weekly magazine-style radio show featuring the voices and stories of Asians and Pacific Islanders from all corners of the community.  The show is produced by a collective of media makers, djs, and activists and airs on Thursday at 7 p.m. on KPFA 94.1FM.
  • Asian Prisoner Support Committee works with Asian and Pacific Islander prisoners to educate the broader community about the growing number of APIs in the U.S. being imprisoned, detained, and deported.
  • The Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, works to educate, organize, and empower the Bay Area South Asian communities to end violence, oppression, racism and exploitation within and against diverse communities.
  • Asian Pacific Islander Equality – Northern California advocates and organizes for fairness and equality in the Asian and Pacific Islander and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities.
  • Chinese for Affirmative Action aims to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. CAA advocates for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice.
  • Hyphen is a news and culture magazine that tells the stories of Asian America, beyond identity, featuring emerging artists, thinkers and doers. By documenting and disseminating these stories, Hyphen contributes to the ever-expanding, multifaceted narrative of Asians in America.
  • Network on Religion and Justice for Asian and Pacific Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People is working to nurture and support efforts toward a fully inclusive Asian Pacific Islander faith community.
  • A national portrait + video project dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women, Trans, and Gender non-conforming communities, the Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling.

HIP would like to express our sincere appreciation for Vincent Pan, Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action for his vision, compassion and leadership. Last but certainly not least, HIP would like to thank John Fong, Monna Wong and the rest of the AACRE Leadership Team for helping us with the logistics of joining the network. 

“Change doesn’t simply happen because of good intentions and ceremonial speeches. It takes hard work, infrastructure and resources to empower communities that have been disenfranchised. HIP is ready to take this important step...”
— Nancy Xiong, HIP Organizer