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

APEN is redefining environmental justice and reimagining public safety.

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A Lifetime of Commitment: Honoring Thongsoun Phuthama

A Lifetime of Commitment: Honoring Thongsoun Phuthama

We are honoring the lives of Mr. Thongsoun Phuthama and his wife, Boua Vanvilay, who passed away from COVID-19 on December 22 and 25th respectively. Thoungsoun and Boua were both active leaders in Richmond’s Laotian community, and their passing, amidst so much other...

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A New Generation in Richmond

A New Generation in Richmond

I listened to rally speeches left and right from different organizations. And then, I heard someone from APEN on a microphone talking about Richmond, the Khmu and Laotian refugee experience, and the battle for Environmental Justice.

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Elections 2020: When We Organize, We Win.

Elections 2020: When We Organize, We Win.

This election was proof that when our communities come together, when we build power from the bottom-up that is rooted in working-class communities and communities of color, we can win real victories for justice, for our health, for our neighborhoods and for our future.

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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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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

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In this moment, it is more important than ever that we invest in grassroots organizing on the frontlines of the struggles against climate change, displacement and environmental injustice.

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