Our Mission

AWU spotlights the rich, diverse and authentic experiences of Asian American Pacific Islander women through various platforms, including books, digital productions, and educational materials.

AWU videos have been broadcast on public television in the U.S. and Canada and screened at film festivals in the U.S. and Asia and have been viewed in college classrooms across the country. AWU publications are available in libraries and bookstores nationwide as well as in Canada and Asia. Both Making Waves: Writings By and About Asian American Women (Beacon Press 1989) and Making More Waves: New Writings By Asian American Women (1997) have been adopted in Asian American and Women’s Studies classes from New York to California.

We are volunteer-run non-profit based in the San Francisco Bay Area.