A Major Victory for Public Education in California

Today we are celebrating a major victory for public schools, education equity and access to higher education in California. Over the past several months, our policy team worked closely with the College for All Coalition and California Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) to…


As Pride Month comes to a close our celebration of our community continues throughout the year. We want to acknowledge the important intersection of race, gender, and sexuality and our community members and partners who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. …


This Pride month, Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Los Angeles wants to highlight queer and trans Asian American leaders who have inspired us and so many others. As we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, it is also crucial that we take the time to acknowledge artists, activists, and change makers who…


Thirty-nine years ago on June 19 in Michigan, Vincent Chin was out at a local bar for his bachelor party. While he was enjoying the evening with his friends, two men confronted Vincent. The two men were Chrysler workers and they confused Chin, who was Chinese American, for being Japanese…


Advancing Justice — LA’s Education Equity Coordinator, Donna Tang, and community partners and members met with Asm. Vallardes

One of the key tenets of a strong democracy is the active participation of the people, in politics and civic life. The institutions that make up our government must work for its people, providing the means and opportunities for community members to lead productive, healthy lives. …


Normally, we would honor volunteers that have gone above and beyond for our organization at our in person Pro Bono Advisory Council (PBAC) Mixer. However, given the current circumstances, our PBAC hosted a Game Night fundraiser. We are excited to gather with our friends, supporters and volunteers. …


Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Los Angeles appreciates and celebrates all who volunteer with us in various capacities. In this episode of Connie’s Comments, Connie is joined by the Honorable Casimiro Tolentino (Cas), who has been on the board and volunteering his time and services with Advancing Justice — LA…


Photo of Ariel Tu and her quote, “I decided to get involved with Advancing Justice-LA to familiarize myself with the ways and which nonprofit organizations operate, at the same time giving back to the community I hold so dear to my heart.”

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we would like to spotlight Ariel Tu. Ariel interned with Advancing Justice-LA last summer under our Development and Communications unit. During her internship which was entirely remote, she helped with numerous projects. …


Dear Community,

I know you are hurting. I know you are enraged.

The number of hate incidents against Asian Americans in our country continues to grow. Most recently here in Los Angeles, the attack against a Korean American U.S. military veteran in his own neighborhood is horrific. …


When she spoke, she harbored a familiar, thick accent, one that I had just a few years ago. She asked me where the “C” building was and she paused after every other word, trying hard to mask her accent. …

Advancing Justice-LA

Advancing Justice-LA is the nation's largest legal aid and civil rights organization serving the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community

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