Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Celebrating 35 Years of Advancing Justice-LA

Thursday, October 25th 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.
Decades later, APALC, now Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, is the nation’s largest civil rights organization serving the AAPI community. We couldn’t have made it to where we are now without you.
This year, we’re honoring Stewart and his wife Pat for their lifetime of work and dedication to the community.
At our 35th Anniversary Dinner, we recognized the hard work, dedication, and vision of our president, and executive director, Stewart Kwoh and his wife Pat Lee Kwoh by presenting them with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Celebrating 35 Years of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles


Honoring our Lifetime Achievement Awardees: Stewart Kwoh and Patricia Lee Kwoh


Honoring our President and Executive Director, Stewart Kwoh


Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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.