Category: Blog

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 »

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:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago Celebrates Civil Rights Icon Martin Luther King Jr

Chicago- Advancing Justice-Chicago honors and celebrates the work of Martin Luther King Jr. this MLK Day. As a civil rights and social justice organization Advancing Justice-Chicago is indebted to the leaders who make our work possible. Advancing Justice-Chicago also recognizes the important intersections and solidarity between civil rights leaders working across different struggles. As we approach… Read more »

A Kinetic Trainer Speaks

Hello everyone! My name is Norman and I am currently one of Advancing Justice’s Kinetic Instructors. I am stationed at Mather High School with my co-facilitator Vi working with a very diverse curriculum. Our Kinetic location is unique because it actually takes place in an actual Sociology class.

A New State Agenda

We held our quarterly Caucus meeting this week, and shared our State Agenda for 2014 with legislators. Issues include: making our communities safer by building trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement, a Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, and Same Day Registration. Look for updates in early 2014 as we work with our coalition partners and… Read more »