Vision

​The A​lliance of ​F​ilipinos ​for I​mmigrant ​R​ights & ​E​mpowerment​ (AFIRE) ​​envisions​ and works toward ​a Filipinx/a/o* community that centers the leadership of people who are most affected by structural injustice and organizes toward progressive social change​.​

*We use Filipinx/a/o as shorthand for Filipinx/Filipina/Filipino to honor all gender identities.

Mission

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.

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.

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