Solidarity In and Across Community

May 28, 2021 | National

Stories are powerful. They breach the distance between us; they tell us how to live. And in Solidarity Stories from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Leaders, a project of the National Asian American Leaders Table, they ground us in the history and the possibility of solidarity practices. 

The project is an entrypoint to read, watch, learn, and commit to collective liberation among AAPI, Black, indigenous, and Latinx communities. The stories, such as Ensuring History is Not Repeated, which shows the connection between the incarceration of Japanese Americans and the practice of family detention today, encourage critical self-reflection through questions like, “How do you approach new partnerships and relationships with other communities? How do you want to show up? What is important to do or communicate?” 

There’s complexity and struggle in the stories, and there’s wisdom and joy, too. Check out the space at