For fifty storied years, AAFE has persisted in advancing racial, social, and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systemically disadvantaged communities in New York City. This milestone occasions reflection on our unfolding journey: from the 1974 protests that gave rise to our grassroots organization to the present day, to what the next fifty years, and beyond will bring. We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to advocacy in pursuit of a more equitable future for our city we call home. And we thank you—our partners, allies, and friends—for making our impactful work possible.

We look forward to celebrating our special anniversary with you at our gala, where the incredible vibrancy of our community will be on full display. A robust program centered around our history and the people who've dedicated themselves to our community awaits, as well as a host of engaging interactive activities and experiences. Your support in this moment is a testament to our shared vision of empowerment for the thousands of New Yorkers we serve each year. Together, we will inaugurate the next decades to come with the momentum of community power, a mission as true and vital today as it was fifty years ago.

Thomas Yu
Executive Director



Thursday, May 30th
Tribeca Rooftop

2 Desbrosses Street
New York, NY 10013


Panels: 3 pm - 6 pm
Cocktails: 6 pm - 7 pm
Program: 7 pm - 8 pm
Reception: 8 pm - 10 pm

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