Our Approach

AISJ uses three core strategies to implement its work: leadership development and training, advocacy and public policy, and racial healing and reconciliation. Its primary aims are to alleviate the strain of social and political disenfranchisement by using an empowerment model that is implemented through grassroots organizing, including trainings and issue education, identifying public policies that create barriers to economic mobility and then advocating on behalf of those most impacted, and promoting racial healing and reconciliation through community dialogue forums and workshops focused on facilitating diverse understandings. By focusing on the intersectionality of these three strategies, AISJ will facilitate essential change initiatives that address institutional and structural systems of oppression. Using research and data, including feedback from communities, to formulate platform issues, all of AISJ’s work will use a gender and racial equity lens to strategically address the marginalization of these targeted demographics.