AYPAL is a leadership development, community organizing and coalition building organization that seeks to create healthy, safe, and thriving communities.

AYPAL’s mission is to empower Oakland’s low-income Asian & Pacific Islander immigrant and refugee families to be leaders for school reform and neighborhood change.


Power and Oppression

  • Understand how power and systems of oppression affect us, and why they exist.
  • Understand how our personal experiences are connected to systems of oppression.

Roots of Race

  • Learn about the different types of racism, and how racism affects our communities and everyday lives.
  • Deepen our analysis of how institutional racism affects communities of color.

White Supremacy

  • Understand the history of white supremacy and its role in the construction of the U.S.
  • Discuss our experiences with white supremacy, race and racism.