This January, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is pleased to host two new interns who will be working with us for the next few months. Let’s get to know Theanne Liu and Jireh Kang, both of Northwestern University (Go Wildcats!):
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 »
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 »
Jia is a youth leader with Advancing Justice | Chicago’s KINETIC program My name is Jia, and I am a CPS student and youth leader in the KINETIC program, a leadership and civics program for immigrant and refugee youth in Chicago Public Schools. Nearly 100% of KINETIC youth are recent immigrants and refugees, who come… Read more »
Being part of Advancing Justice | Chicago has given me the opportunity to take a story I had read about in a book and turn it into something I could experience in reality.