Blacklava is a grass roots organization whose mission is to raise questions about how Asian Americans are viewed in today's society. We want to try to spark an interest in people so they will find, within themselves, the need, the drive and the motivation to strive for knowledge. In turn, we hope they use that knowledge to push toward solidarity among all races, genders, sexes and classes. How do we achieve this? Well, there are many ways, but begin by asking yourself some questions. Why are things the way they are? Why is there struggle within EVERY community? Who possesses the power? Whose ideals do we try to live by? We put Blacklava and ourselves out in the open in order to improve, learn, teach, challenge, and to be challenged. A lot of people feel that unity is achieved by ignoring the problems. Well, ignorance is not bliss. It's laziness. Unity is a learning process. It's a struggle.