Asian Refugees United

Graphic facilitation by Tracy Nguyen, Co-founder of ARU and AACRE Coordinator


In 2016, leaders from the Vietnamese and Bhutanese refugee community came together in solidarity to fight for fair labor rights for nail salon workers in California. Since then, Asian Refugees United was founded to continue centering the voice and leadership of Asian refugees who’ve resettled in Oakland, California.

Mission statement

Asian Refugees United builds intergenerational and interethnic power for positive lasting changes through sharing art, healing, culture and political engagement.

Vision statement

Asian Refugees are thriving, healthy community leaders who have the knowledge, voice, and power to be active agents of change in their neighborhoods, alongside marginalized African American, Latino, and other immigrant communities.