BYSTANDER INTERVENTION

We believe every person can safely take action 

against incidents of anti-Asian hate.

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About Advancing Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) is a national affiliation of five civil rights nonprofit organizations. Though independently led, operated and funded--we share a common mission to promote a fair and equitable society for all by working for civil and human rights that empower Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities. 

Together, we fight anti-Asian hate and discrimination. 

Here are the organizations that comprise the Advancing Justice affiliation:

  • In Atlanta, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is an advocacy organization that serves one of the largest and most rapidly growing communities in the South.
  • In Chicago, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago  is the leading Midwest Asian American advocacy organization.
  • In Los Angeles, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, is our nation’s largest Asian American advocacy and legal service organization. 
  • In San Francisco, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus is our nation’s oldest Asian American legal advocacy center 
  • In Washington, DC, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian American Justice Center is the largest national Asian American policy advocacy organization.

We encourage community members who have experienced anti-Asian hate to share their experiences and report to our website StandAgainstHatred.org, which is accessible in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Asian Americans Advancing Justice created this site in January 2017 to capture information about the increase in hate connected to the 2016 election outcome. Starting in February 2020, the overwhelmingly majority of reports involved accounts of anti-Asian harassment connected to COVID-19. Through Stand Against Hatred, we document hate crimes, harassment, and discrimination experienced by our community. As we state on the site, when people submit reports, they are aiding our efforts to monitor and push back against hate

Advancing Justice - Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta (formerly Asian American Legal Advocacy Center or AALAC) is the first non-profit law center dedicated to Asian immigrants and refugees (“Asian Americans”) in the Southeast. Our goal is to engage, educate and empower under-represented Asian Americans to greater civic participation.

To learn more about our work and donate, please visit our main site.

Advancing Justice - Chicago

Advancing Justice-Chicago was established in 1992 by a group of visionary Chicago community activists, academicians, and business leaders in response to the growing need to build a pan-Asian policy agenda among Chicago’s diverse Asian American communities. Advancing Justice-Chicago projects a united voice on the most pressing issues of concern to Asian Americans in metropolitan Chicago. Its staff and board work closely with a broad network of established community leaders and emerging activists who have bridged ethnic and cultural differences to find solutions to shared concerns.

To learn more about our work and donate, please visit our main site.

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Advancing Justice - Los Angeles

Advancing Justice - LA serves individuals and organizations every year with multi-language legal services, victim assistance and policy advocacy. Among issues addressed by Advancing Justice - LA are anti-Asian discrimination, housing rights, citizenship, immigration, and healthcare.  Focused on the well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities throughout Southern California, the organization serves as a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.

To learn more about our work and donate, please visit our main site.

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Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco)

Founded in 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. Advancing Justice – ALC focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform. As a founding affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the organization also helps to set national policies in affirmative action, voting rights, Census and language rights.

To learn more about our work and donate, please visit our main site.

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Advancing Justice - Asian American Justice Center (Washington, DC)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is a national nonprofit founded in 1991 to protect civil and human rights. As a national advocate for Asian Americans based in Washington, D.C., we serve our country’s newest American community by promoting justice for all Americans, empowering our communities, bringing local and national constituencies together, and ensuring Asian Americans are able to fully participate in our democracy. Rooted in the dreams of immigrants and inspired by the promise of opportunity, Advancing Justice | AAJC advocates for an America in which all Americans are able to equally benefit from, and contribute to, the American dream.

To learn more about our work and donate, please visit our main site.

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