Category: Blog

Natalie’s story: A journey to action

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.

Reflections on the 2015 NAPABA annual Convention

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) kicked off its annual Convention in New Orleans on Nov. 5. Vân Huynh, NAPABA Law Foundation Community Law Fellow, attended the three-day extravaganza and shares her reflections here.

Automatic Voter Registration in Illinois

Our state needs be doing all it can to get people to the polls. In 2014, less than 35 percent of eligible voters showed up to the polls for the gubernatorial election. More than 2.1 million citizens in Illinois were not even registered to vote.

Dr. Kathleen Yang-Clayton and the Asian American Movement 2.0 — at DePaul and UIUC this October

Dr. Kathleen Yang-Clayton, Advancing Justice | Chicago’s Acting Director is a collection of opposites. Her master’s degree is in natural resource and agricultural economics but her doctorate is in sociology. Yang-Clayton has worked in Chicago’s urban sprawl and sub-Saharan Africa. But held within her person, those disparate characteristics are clearly interwoven parts of the same… Read more »

KINETIC Art Gallery – October 8

Join us at the KINETIC Art Gallery on October 8, from 6-8pm at Royal Coffee. At this gallery, KINETIC will share artwork we have created about our immigrant & refugee youth experiences. We will also share early results from the research we did this summer on the experiences of English Language Learner immigrant & refugee… Read more »