Our Chicago and midwest organizer Andrea Chu spoke with Self about how Advancing Justice-Chicago is responding to the rise in anti-Asian racism. Also, there’s the overarching gloom of the fact that our society has changed so dramatically and things have been changed irreversibly. Some of that is actually really good. As an organization, we don’t… Read more »
Advancing Justice-Chicago stands in solidarity with the Black community and protesters across the country who are demanding justice and racial equity. As police brutality and structural racism continue to incite national outrage, we invite other Asian Americans to join us in doing the ongoing work to fight for racial justice.
WBEZ covered our virtual Asian American Action Day which featured testimonies from community leaders and a Q&A with Gov. J.B. Pritzker. On Thursday, speakers talked about how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the community, including racism toward Asians, a lack of government support for undocumented community members and a need for more language services to help immigrants access services. Read… Read more »
For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, our director of organizing Grace Pai penned an op-ed discussing the significance of Asian American history, and why it’s so important to teach now.
Cori Nakamura Lin, one of the leaders in our A Just Chi police accountability working group, was featured in this article on Prism about Asian American and Black solidarity. “Ending police brutality is also an Asian issue. Many people see Asians as being light-skinned and middle class, but ‘Asian American’ includes so many different populations,… Read more »