SAT History

Founded in 1993 by the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), SAT’s mission is to create a pipeline for direct action organizers in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. SAT seeks out motivated and dedicated individuals who are active in effecting positive change in their communities. The first group of SAT participants included young Korean American activists from California’s Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York. They were brought together in a ground-breaking program to help them develop campaign organizing and movement building skills. Since 1993, sponsorship of SAT expanded to include many other grassroots AAPI organizations in Los Angeles. In addition to receiving support from community organizations, experienced staff from the organizations, coalition partners, and SAT alumni all volunteer to plan the training.


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