Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Oct 24, 2016

Yanin Senachai, staff attorney in Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA’s impact litigation unit, has been named one of this year’s “Best Under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). The award honors Asian American lawyers under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor and have demonstrated a strong commitment to civic or community affairs. The award will be presented on November 3, 2016, at NAPABA’s annual convention in San Diego, California.

Sep 13, 2016

In late July 2016, in an innovative pro bono collaboration, members of the Bank of America in-house legal department volunteered alongside attorneys and staff from the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP at a citizenship services clinic.  Under the guidance of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA’s Citizenship Project, over 50 volunteers helped to provide over 30 individuals with naturalization services that day.  

Sep 08, 2016

In case you haven’t heard the news, APSIRE-LA has changed our name! We are now UPLIFT!  This rebranding process began in the summer of 2015 and a year later, UPLIFT was born. 

Aug 25, 2016

LOS ANGELES - This past summer, Ayano Wolff, Staff Attorney with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA’s Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project, was a featured speaker on a panel discussion called “Silencing India’s Daughter: A Look at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Crimes in India & the U.S.” The event was generously hosted by the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP in downtown LA, and was organized by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (APABA) and the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC). Nearly fifty individuals attended the event.

Aug 04, 2016

California is home to the nation's largest Asian American and second-largest Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. By the November 2016 elections, the Asian American, Native, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community will make up 11% of the state electorate.  

Jul 28, 2016

On May 14th, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles hosted its annual Family Empowerment Festival at Abraham Lincoln High School, drawing over 800 youth and community members to the Lincoln Heights neighborhood to celebrate the innovative end-of-year capstone projects from our student and community leaders. Attendees included youth and parents representing 13 schools from LAUSD and AUSD and a rich and diverse tapestry of immigrant communities and neighborhoods.

Jul 28, 2016

On Sunday, May 21st, more than 50 youth and parents from more than 10 non-profit organizations, all members of the Equal Voice Southern California Families Alliance (EVSCFA), gathered at the Advancing Justice-LA office to board a charter bus headed to Sacramento for the annual Equal Voices Lobby Day--an event organized to allow families to petition lawmakers in support of economic equity for all.

Jun 29, 2016

New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday, June 23 show that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles’ analysis of the data shows that between 2010 and 2015, the number of Asian Americans grew 19%; during this same time period total overall population growth was only 4%.

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