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Aug 25, 2017

#WomensEqualityDay celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which expanded voting rights to women in 1920 -- at least, to white women. However, most people of color, including women of color, did not technically or effectively gain the right to vote until decades later.

Aug 18, 2017

For the past month, the students in my citizenship class have been learning about American civics in preparation for naturalization. In particular, they learned about all of the wars the U.S. has been a part of and the lessons that we have learned from them. They learned about the Civil War and the importance of equality when the northern states defeated the south and abolished slavery. They also learned about World War II and how entire nations had to come together to fight against hate and the Nazis in Germany.

 
Aug 10, 2017

My parents cried when I did not get into UC Berkeley. My dad literally held the denial letter in his hands and cried. I cried, too. All my life I had been told to go to Berkeley and suddenly, I wasn't allowed. What was worse was that one of my best friends, a Latina, had gotten accepted. Despite the fact that California banned its universities to consider race in admissions at that time due to Proposition 209, life as an 18-year-old was horrible and we didn't know what else to do but blame affirmative action. 

Aug 02, 2017

On August 2, 1995, 72 undocumented Thai garment workers were freed from a suburban slave shop after years of exploitation.  Advancing Justice-LA, in partnership with the Thai Community Development Center and other community-based organizations, provided legal assistance to the 72 garment workers and filed the lawsuit Bureerong v. Uvawas, widely considered the first modern human trafficking case in United States history. 

Jul 28, 2017

Overnight, the Senate rejected Republican legislation to repeal and replace the ACA after a week of debate and unprecedented fast-track procedures that reduced transparency. While the Republicans’ attempts to repeal ACA are over for now, we cannot let our guards down. We came too close to stripping millions of Americans of health care and putting their lives in jeopardy.

Jun 21, 2017

This week marks the 35th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s tragic beating and subsequent death. Asian Americans Advancing Justice commemorates this anniversary by sharing conversations with people who were involved with or were affected by Vincent Chin’s case.

Today’s conversation is with Marita Etcubañez, director of strategic initiatives at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. 

Jun 19, 2017

This week marks the 35th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s tragic beating and subsequent death. Asian Americans Advancing Justice commemorates this anniversary by sharing conversations with people who were involved with or were affected by Vincent Chin’s case.

Today’s conversation is with Helen Zia who is a  writer, a journalist, and activist. She is one of the founders of American Citizens for Justice and was very involved in the Vincent Chin case.

Jun 19, 2017

This week marks the 35th anniversary of Vincent Chin's tragic beating and subsequent death. Asian Americans Advancing Justice commemorates this anniversary by sharing conversations with people who were involved with or were affected by Vincent Chin's case. 

Jun 19, 2017

This week marks the 35th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s tragic beating and subsequent death. Asian Americans Advancing Justice commemorates this anniversary by sharing conversations with people who were involved with or were affected by Vincent Chin’s case.

Today’s conversation is with Roland Hwang, the Vice President of Asian American Center for Justice/American Citizens for Justice and Chapter President of OCA Detroit.

Jun 19, 2017

This week marks the 35th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s tragic beating and subsequent death. Asian Americans Advancing Justice commemorates this anniversary by sharing conversations with people who were involved with or were affected by Vincent Chin’s case.

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