Month: 2014 1월

AAPIs and a Multi-Issue Movement Part 2

Like most kids, my world view and political analysis was almost entirely informed by my parents. I grew up with a curious sense of how race worked in the world. To my dad, we were on top of the racial hierarchy. His idea of racial order in the United States put other People of Color… Read more »

Advancing Justice Letter to Speaker Boehner on Asian American Immigration Principles

The Honorable John Boehner Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Boehner: January 27, 2014 On behalf of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), we write to express our concerns regarding immigration reform. Advancing Justice is a non-profit, non-partisan affiliation that promotes a fair and equitable society for all by working for… Read more »

AAPIs and a Multi-Issue Movement

The AAPI community has long been painted as uniformly apolitical. We do not learn about Grace Lee Boggs, Richard Aoki, Larry Itliong, or Yellow Power movements in our textbooks. We are taught, if it is even included in our class syllabi, that Chinese and Filipino workers came to America looking for a better life and… Read more »

2014 Annual Milestone Awards Benefit

2014 Annual Milestone Awards Benefit Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 6:00pm – 8:30pm (5:30pm registration) Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall 78 East Washington St Save the Date! On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago, formerly the Asian American Institute, will hold its Annual Milestone Awards Benefit.

Thoughts on Civil Rights Icons

In the days between remembering two vital civil rights icons, MLK Jr. and Fred Korematsu some members of the Advancing Justice-Chicago staff weigh in on what these remembrances mean to them: