We all deserve a healthy and clean environment where our communities can thrive.

Big news: We’re launching an organizing project in Los Angeles.

Join us on May 26 in Wilmington for our official launch event and mural unveiling!

What’s New 

Flowers for our Families

Flowers for our Families

This May, APEN elders and youth will unveil a mural that pays tribute to Asian immigrant and refugee histories and futures in Contra Costa County. Ahead of the mural unveiling, we spoke to youth leaders Ashley and Alida Phuthama, their mom Vankham, aunt Chanh, and their uncle Manh about raising their families and fighting against refinery pollution as Laotian refugees.

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2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

In 2022, our communities came together and demanded justice. With your help, we won real changes for neighborhoods like ours throughout California and the world.

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Our History

For over two decades, APEN has been building the power of Asian immigrant and refugee communities on the frontlines of fighting big polluters.

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Support Our Work

With your support, we can build a world where all our communities can thrive.

Build power with APEN by donating today.      

Together, we are stronger than the crises that threaten us.

We need long-term volunteers who:


  • Are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Mien, Khmu, or Lao or
  • Have professional filmmaking, photography and/or graphic design skills or
  • Are from the Oakland Chinatown or Richmond’s Southeast Asian communities

Join the Fight!

Build power and build community by volunteering for APEN’s events and campaigns.

Big news: we’re launching in Los Angeles!
RSVP to join us on May 26 in Wilmington.