Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles is part of a national affiliation of five civil rights nonprofit organizations that joined together under one name in 2013. The other member organizations are:
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC (formerly Asian American Justice Center) is a national organization that advances the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and builds and promotes a fair and equitable society for all through public education, policy analysis and research, policy advocacy, litigation and community capacity and coalition building.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (formerly Asian Law Caucus) is the nation’s oldest legal organization defending the civil rights of Asians and Pacific Islanders, particularly low-income, immigrant and underserved communities.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (formerly Asian American Legal Advocacy Center or AALAC) is the first non-profit law center dedicated to Asian immigrants and refugees in the Southeast.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago (formerly Asian American Institute) is the leading pan-Asian organization in the Midwest dedicated to empowering the Asian American community through advocacy, research, education, leadership development and coalition-building.
In addition to participating in numerous issue and campaign-specific coalitions, Advancing Justice - LA is also a key member of the following coalitions:
Parent Organization Network (PON): In July 2005, PON began as a collaborative of independent parent organizations in Los Angeles County, to support parent engagement and to develop and implement a common policy agenda to improve educational outcomes especially for students from low to moderate-income communities of color. Its mission is to build a sustainable movement of parent organizations that are connecting, empowering and mobilizing parents to transform schools to ensure that all children have access to a high quality and equitable education. For more information, contact PON Manager Goldie Buchanan at [email protected]
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC): In 1989, Advancing Justice - LA co-founded APADRC to complement Advancing Justice - LA’s legal service and litigation programs. APADRC provides mediation and conflict resolution services to the diverse communities in the Los Angeles area, with a focus on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations. www.apadrc.org
API Equality-LA: In summer 2005, Advancing Justice - LA helped to found API Equality-LA, a coalition of organizations and individuals working to promote marriage equality in the Asian American community. Since then, API Equality-LA has grown to also include advocacy for the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the greater Los Angeles AA and NHPI communities. www.apiequalityla.org