Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


Asian American and Pacific Islander Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of University of North Carolina's Race-Conscious Admissions Policies

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, alongside over 60 Asian American groups and 25 professors, with Fox Rothschild LLP filed an amicus brief today in support of race-conscious holistic admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Participants in this brief whole-heartedly attest that race-conscious admissions policies result in more equitable and integrated universities and enhance the educational experiences of all students.

Students Testify During Harvard Trial

Boston, Massachusetts -- Today, four former and current Harvard students will testify during trial in the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies (Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) vs. Harvard). Represented by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), these individuals will speak in support of Harvard’s race-conscious holistic admissions policy and the importance of a diverse campus.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Files Brief In Support of Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) alongside the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Boston-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, and pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter, filed an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief on behalf of a diverse group of students, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, who support Harvard’s race-conscious holistic admissions policy.

Diverse Faith and Community Leaders in the San Gabriel Valley Hold Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Support of Immigrant Families

WALNUT, CA - Today, diverse faith and community leaders held a prayer vigil at St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish Community, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley (SGV), to demonstrate strong support for immigrant communities. In this current climate of anti-immigrant policies and attacks at the federal level, organizations such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), and LA Voice brought together this multiracial, interfaith coalition to stand up for the humanity and dignity of all immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, and to uphold the proposition that all religions believe in justice. 

Why I Support Affirmative Action at Harvard

This month, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a national affiliation of civil rights organizations focused on serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, and several prospective AAPI Harvard students joined a diverse group of black, Latino, and Native American students to support Harvard's race-conscious admissions program against attacks that the program intentionally discriminates against Asian American applicants. I am one of those students.

What Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA Stands For

Statement from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
December 27, 2016

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles is concerned that multiple stories have appeared in Chinese language media that misrepresent our organization, our work, and our positions, particularly on the complex issue of affirmative action. We issue the following statement to clarify what we do and what we stand for:

Advancing Justice-LA Joins Advocacy Day in Sacramento Pushing for Social and Educational Programs

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



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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
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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.