Community Racial Justice Training Series

AAJIL’s Core Trainings are for EVERYONE. We offer them in order to equip you with histories and critical frameworks that can deepen the work of antiracism in your lives and in your communities. This four-part series focuses on aspects of systemic racism that ideologies of whiteness strategically invisibilize: the function of Asian racializations and oppressions within a white-dominant societal complex built upon anti-Indigenous and anti-Black infrastructures. These learning sessions aim to show why all of us need to know both our own histories as well as the histories of communities who don’t look like us. They represent our beliefs and values as an organization and are the foundation for organizing emergent community-led labs for mutual care, community-building, collaboration, and innovation.


Connecting Histories

Through dialogue and group interaction, this series will encourage participants to connect their own personal histories to important events or people in the Asian American community that has shaped the world we live in today.

Understanding the Origin and History of “Asian American” Identity

This session explores the origin and history of “Asian American”

identity, both as a racial construct and as a political movement.

The Model Minority Myth

This session covers the origin of the model minority myth

and its function within white supremacy.

Institutional Racism

This session takes a deep dive into understanding systemic

racism, with a focus on institutional racism as the historical engine

of global “modernity.”

Coloniality, Anti-Blackness, and White Supremacy

This session unpacks the connections between global histories of

settler colonialism, militarization, and capitalism with anti-Blackness

and white supremacy.

Power & Purpose: Journey of a Changemaker

(New session coming soon!)

Community Lab Leadership Training

Following the annual racial justice training series, AAJIL provides leadership training to the cohort of volunteers who step up to lead our community labs and clubs for the year. 

Our sessions cover: 

  • Designing a Community Lab

  • Emergent Strategy

  • Creating Defining Moments

  • Collective Agenda Development

  • A Decolonial Guide

  • Facilitation Training

  • Connection and Support