Mar 15, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is an organization led by and powered by majority women. There aren’t enough days in the year to celebrate the contributions our staff have made to our organization and our community. To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked Michelle a few questions to learn about why she does what she does and how she got here. 

Mar 13, 2018

After more than 18 years on staff – 15 as Vice President – it is with mixed emotions that I share that I will be leaving Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles at the end of April 2018. I am incredibly honored and proud to have helped lead Advancing Justice-LA’s fierce work for nearly two decades, fighting for immigrant and civil rights and building a progressive Asian American voice for justice.

Feb 16, 2018

On February 7, 2018, we honored our pro bono attorneys, interns, and other volunteers at our fourth annual Pro Bono Advisory Council Volunteer Awards Mixer, which drew nearly 100 guests and featured a hit live performance from comedian/actress Atsuko Okatsuka.

Jan 30, 2018

Today in California, we celebrate Korematsu Day in memory of the fearless civil rights activist Fred Korematsu who challenged and defied an executive order requiring the mass imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Now more than ever, Korematsu’s life and activism serve as a shining example for fighting back against injustice and racism.

Jan 24, 2018

Our Voices, Our Health is a series by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) in collaboration with StoryCorps and multiple Health Justice Network partners. Beginning November 2017, we are sharing compelling stories to highlight the diversity of health care challenges and experiences within California’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Jan 23, 2018

Previously on Part II of Health on Hold, Catherine and Judy discussed how high medical costs and lack of insurance can prevent people, like Catherine, from seeking help for their illness. In this segment, the two women reflect on the importance of health in their lives and the need for more accessible health coverage programs.

Jan 23, 2018

제2부에서는 캐서린 씨와 주디 씨가 함께, 높은 의료 비용과 보험의 부재가 아플 때 적절한 치료를 받기 힘들게 한다는 점에 대해 얘기를 나눴습니다. 제3부에서는 건강의 중요성과, 왜 폭 넓은 보험 시스템 제도가 필요한지에 대해 얘기합니다.  1부 청취를 원하시면 여기를 클릭하세요. 2부 청취를 원하시면 여기를 클릭하세요.

Jan 16, 2018
Jan 16, 2018

Previously on Part I of Healthcare on Hold, Catherine and Judy discussed Catherine’s difficulties navigating her illness without insurance. In this segment, Catherine discusses how the emergency health insurance helped her afford her surgery. The two women also express how high medical costs and a lack of insurance can discourage people from seeking treatment immediately.

Jan 09, 2018

Catherine Choi and her family had two choices when it came to their health: endure the pain or pay hundreds of dollars for one doctor’s visit. For five years, Catherine and her family were uninsured due to their undocumented status. The mother of two could barely afford to see a doctor, even when she suffered from chronically low blood levels and fainting spells. Today, Catherine and her friend, Judy Choi, talk about her experiences navigating the healthcare system and the urgent need for more accessible insurance programs for individuals like herself and her family.



Advancing Justice-LA Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: discrimination, family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
中文: 800.520.2356
한글: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
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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.