Main Goal: Who are we and what do we hope to achieve together?

We are domestic workers, undocumented immigrants, seniors, women, youth and community members who work with mutual commitment to build a strong Filipino community in Chicago that advocates for immigrant rights.

Objectives: What are we specifically working towards?
Benefits: What opportunities are available to members?
  • Amplifying the voice of the Filipino community for systems change in the Greater Chicago Area 

  • Developing leadership & building organizational ability to support those who are most affected by injustice

  • Protecting the rights of all workers & undocumented immigrants through community organizing and collective action

Responsibilities: What are we willing to do as members?
  • Access to information about current issues affecting our community

  • Leadership & skill-building training

  • A support system made up of fellow members 

  • A platform to have your voice be heard

  • Participation as a stakeholder of the organization

  • AFIRE t-shirt

  • Honor AFIRE’ s Mission, Vision, & Values

  • Act as an advocate for the rights of Filipinos and issues that arise in the Filipino community

  • Take part in collective decision making by organizing, attending and/or facilitating membership meetings regularly

  • Recruit interested new members

  • Pay membership dues ($2/mo or $20 for the whole year) to support our activities and initiatives

  • Take care of and support each other’s safety, wellness and health by opposing all forms of oppression including classism, racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ageism, ableism, xenophobia [phobia of immigrants], and linguistic discrimination