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11.23.2020

ABC7’s Our Chicago: Voices of the Community

Our Director of Organizing Grace Pai had the opportunity to participate in ABC7’s town hall series, Our Chicago: Voices of the Community. She discussed with fellow female community members the impact of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ historic win, and what we hope she can do for immigrant communities and communities of color.

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11.19.2020

As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Nonprofit Organizations Launch Local Bystander Intervention Trainings to Combat Anti-Asian Harassment

Contact: Megan Singson msingson@advancingjustice-chicago.org 630-334-4045 CHICAGO — November 19, 2020 — As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country, the Asian American community is bracing itself for more racist harassment and attacks. For months, the Trump administration and other politicians have consistently blamed China for the COVID-19 pandemic and used xenophobic terms like “Chinese… Read more »

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09.27.2020

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Reacts To Historic Biden/Harris Win

Asian Americans Advancing Justice is committed to empowering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to participate in our democracy and making sure our voices are heard at all levels of government. It is clear that the people have spoken: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the next leaders of our country. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders turned out to have their voices heard, and in the process helped elect the first vice president of Black and South Asian descent. This is an historic moment. 

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