Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Anti-Asian Discrimination

Advancing Justice – LA works in conjunction with its community partners to assist AANHPI individuals who are targets of discrimination based upon race, ethnicity, or national origin, particularly in the contexts of housing, employment, and consumer contracts.


To offer guidance and assistance throughout the year, community advocates are available through telephone helplines in five Asian languages plus English. Victims who are afraid or uncertain about their civil or human rights can use the helplines confidentially.

Anti-discrimination services include victim assistance by advocates who can connect individuals with non-legal services that address the emotional and collateral fallout of incidents of hate and racism. 


Through monthly housing clinics, in conjunction with local bar associations, people experiencing discrimination have an opportunity to consult one-on-one with an attorney in their language.. 


We urge those who want to take action to enroll in bystander training (more details and how to sign up below).


In collaboration with all our affiliates throughout the U.S., we track incidents of hate at The hate tracking website is available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. Community members share their experiences of hate. The data collected is combined with other community group efforts to bring further awareness to the growth in racism against Asian Americans.  Hate incidents are widely underreported for numerous reason including cultural stigmas, language barriers, fear in the community and mistrust in law enforcement.


Advancing Justice - LA serves as a voice on behalf of the AANHPI community and develops ongoing public education and awareness campaigns to keep the fight alive against anti-Asian discrimination


For ways that you can support the AAPI community, please click here.


We urge those who want to take action to enroll in bystander training!

Register for Upcoming Free Trainings: 





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6/19/2021 Saturday 12:00PM How to Respond Click to Register




Bystander Intervention

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Bystander Intervention

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7/8/2021 Thursday 10:00AM Bystander Intervention Click to Register
7/13/2021 Tuesday 11:00AM Bystander Intervention Click to Register
7/15/2021 Thursday 12:00PM How to Respond Click to Register
7/20/2021 Tuesday 1:00PM Bystander Intervention Click to Register
7/28/2021 Wednesday 3:00PM Bystander Intervention Click to Register
7/30/2021 Friday 10:00PM How to Respond Click to Register

Email Christina Yang to learn how to register your organization or company for a customized training.





Read our CEO's Statement on Anti-Asian Violence




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Click to download our translated multi helpline flyer to share with your community.


For resources on how to take action, click here.



Speaking Out in the News


ABC7 • Race and Coronavirus:

Taking Action Against Anti-Asian Bias 

February 19, 2021 

LA Times • Hate crimes against Asian Americans rose in L.A. in 2020, mirroring national trend

March 2, 2021 

LAist • LA Leaders Say Police Must Do A Better Job Of Handling Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

March 3, 2021 

NBC News • Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander Community

March 10, 2021 

NPR • Asian Americans Experience 'Far More' Hate Incidents Than Numbers Indicate

March 11, 2021 


NBC News • Asian Americans have often needed to prove racism. Then social media video came along.

March 5, 2021 




Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story. 




Our helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: discrimination, family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
中文: 800.520.2356
한글: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ภาษาไทย: 800.914.9583
Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958


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.