The Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights & Empowerment (AFIRE) is a grassroots community organization that builds the capacity of Filipino/a/xs* to organize on issues of social, racial, and economic justice that affect undocumented immigrants, domestic workers, seniors, and youth.
* We use Filipino/a/x as shorthand for Filipino/Filipina/Filipinx to honor all gender identities.
We envision and work towards a Filipino/a/x community that centers the leadership of people who are most affected by structural injustice and organizes toward progressive social change.
We believe in anchoring our work in the Filipino/a/x principles of bayanihan (people working together), kapitbahayan (neighborly concern), and damayan (community mutual help).
We believe in creating programs that are grounded in popular education and address issues through an intersectional lens to deepen our understanding of the unique experiences of our community.
We believe in maintaining diverse spaces for civic reflection that cultivate collective action and a shared vision for systems change.
We believe in supporting the leadership of people who are most affected by structural injustices, so they can lead movements toward freedom and liberation for all people.