Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

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Sep 22, 2020
RBG’s passing has hit me hard. She’s someone I admired for so many reasons. She was a women’s rights champion, an indefatigable litigator who radically changed the way women were treated in the workplace and society at large. She was the second woman to ever serve on the US Supreme Court, where she wrote the majority opinion that prevented women from being excluded from publicly-funded institutions (VMI). More recently as the bench grew more conservative, she increasingly wrote scathing dissenting opinions on Voting Rights (Shelby County) and employment discrimination (Ledbetter) that showed even as the underdog, there is always hope and a pathway for a better future.
Sep 09, 2020

It’s been one month since I joined Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) as its new CEO. What an honor, and challenge, it is to lead the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI).

Mar 19, 2020

On February 26, 2020, we honored our pro bono attorneys, interns, and other volunteers at our sixth annual Pro Bono Advisory Council Volunteer Awards Mixer, which drew over 75 guests to the offices of LimNexus downtown.

Dec 18, 2019

As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to keep you apprised of happenings at Advancing Justice-LA, and to announce a leadership update. 

Sep 03, 2019

In a message posted on the Advancing Justice-LA blog on August 13, the Board of Directors explained that our organization is currently at a crossroads. For the past few months, our Board has been grappling with Advancing Justice-LA’s financial and operational challenges, including the fact that we had historically underinvested in our systems, infrastructure and professional development resources for our staff. 

 

Aug 13, 2019

The Board of Directors would like to address recent statements that we along with current management oppose the staff of Advancing Justice-LA unionizing. Nothing could be further from the truth. Advancing Justice-LA, with the support of the Board, voluntarily recognized the union at the outset. The Board fully supports the staff’s right to organize and will continue to work in good faith with the collective bargaining unit...

Mar 06, 2019
On February 20, 2019, we honored our pro bono attorneys, interns, and other volunteers at our fifth annual Pro Bono Advisory Council Volunteer Awards Mixer, which drew over 100 guests and featured a live performance from magician Naathan Phan.
Nov 08, 2018

Yesterday morning, while the internet was abuzz about getting out the vote, I was preparing myself for poll monitoring to help protect voters’ rights and voters’ language access at the polls. Advancing Justice-LA sent over 100 individuals out in southern California to monitor about 220 precincts. This year is my second time volunteering with Advancing Justice-LA as a poll monitor and doing so in my hometown of Diamond Bar, California. The experience filled me with hope and pride. 

Oct 25, 2018

One of the reasons I’m happy it’s October is because it’s Filipino American History Month. Filipinos have a long history — we were the first group of Asians in the United States, landing on the shores of Morro Bay, California on the ships of the Spanish galleon. We’ve established a rich history of ethnic enclaves, food, music, and social justice. As a child of Filipino immigrants and as part of a gigantic Filipino family, I know that I have a place in Filipino American history, too.

Oct 25, 2018
 
On October 17, 2018, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles celebrated its 35th anniversary with over 1,200 guests. 
 
In 1983, Stewart Kwoh opened the Asian Pacific American Legal Center’s doors in Los Angeles when there were very few options available for the region’s Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. His vision was to raise AAPI voices in the struggle for civil rights and access to justice.
 

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.