Founded in 1996 to promote women's rights in the context of struggles for racial justice, AAPF works to advance racial justice, gender equality, and human rights, both in the United States and internationally.  AAPF is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists, and policy-makers in dismantling structural inequality and engages new ideas and perspectives to transform public discourse and policy.  AAPF's work promotes frameworks and strategies that adress the bases of discrimination as they relate to the intersections of race, gender, and class.