Copyright © 2016 AFIRE Chicago

Mission

​The A​lliance of ​F​ilipinos ​for I​mmigrant ​R​ights & ​E​mpowerment​ (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.

Vision

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​.​

Values

  • 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 c​ultivate ​collective action and a shared vision for systems change​.​

  • We believe in supporting the leadership of people who are most affected by structural injustice​s, so they can lead movements toward freedom and liberation for all people.