CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, formerly known as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, was founded in 1986. For over thirty years, CAAAV has organized low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City for racial, economic, and gender justice. Through the decades, the organization has amassed thousands of photographs, newsletters, audiovisual materials, oral histories, and ephemera documenting histories of resistance of Asian American communities in New York and beyond. The digital archive makes these materials accessible to community members, organizers, activists, researchers, students, and artists.
This site is a living archive. We will continue to upload materials that have been digitized by members and volunteers. As much as this project preserves the past, it is an act of concurrent and future documentation. If you have materials that you would like to donate, please email us at archive [at] caaav.org.
To learn more about CAAAV's current work, visit caaav.org.