Month: December 2015

VISTA Profile: Ruth Martinez (JASC)

By Ruth Martinez, AmeriCorps VISTA member with Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) I had no idea about AmeriCorps until my career counselor at Morningside College suggested to apply. When I started the AmeriCorps application process, my first thoughts were to re-establish myself at home in California or stay in Iowa. However, my search suddenly changed…. Read more »

What’s Happening in Chicago?: End of the Year Appeal

by Vân Huynh, NAPABA Law Foundation Community Law Fellow When the story of the gruesome police shooting of Laquan McDonald, a 17 year-old Black youth in Chicago, began to unfold a year after the actual incident took place, followed by reports that elected officials fought the release of the video, coupled with news that there were… Read more »

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Islamophobic and Xenophobic Election Rhetoric

American values require that we stand with our AMEMSA communities and remain committed to our shared notions of fairness and equality. We know what happens when we do not govern our country by these core values. We encounter historical injustices, like the Chinese Exclusion Act and the mass incarceration of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps.

Advancing Justice Fears Backlash in Aftermath of San Bernardino Shootings

Asian Americans Advancing Justice extends our deepest condolences to those affected by yesterday’s shooting at the Inland Regional Center in nearby San Bernardino. We also condemn the mass shooting, this latest one hitting particularly close to home in its setting at a social service agency in a neighboring county.