Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Leadership Development

Untold Civil Rights Stories | Asian Americans Speak Out for Justice

Advancing Justice - LA creates a more equitable and harmonious society by developing diverse leaders and through strengthening intergroup relations.

Untold Civil Rights Stories

In 2009, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA), then called Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC), and the UCLA Asian AmericanStudies Center jointly edited and published Untold Civil Rights Stories, the first national guide of its kind for students, teachers, and communities. This guide was a unique educational partnership between one of the nation’s foremost advocates of civil rights and social justice for Asian Americans and others, Advancing Justice - LA, and the nation’s leading research center and department on Asian Americans, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (UCLA AASC).

Youth and Parent Leadership Development

The Youth & Parent Leadership Development unit develops the leadership skills of immigrant families. Advancing Justice - LA works with racially diverse youth in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley through the school-based LDIR program, an in-school class for high school students, as well as through after-school programs. Advancing Justice - LA also provides multilingual parent training programs for Asian and Latino immigrants, to help them advocate for their children and their community.

Leadership Development in Intergroup Relations

Leadership Development in Intergroup Relations (LDIR) is a program that works to empower, mobilize and equip multiethnic, multicultural and multi-identity individuals, communities, schools and organizations with awareness, skills and the action steps necessary to foster positive and sustainable intergroup relations for social change. For more information, go to


"This mural project "Flourishing Together/Floreciendo Juntos" is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission."

For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.