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Students Testify During Harvard Trial

Boston, Massachusetts -- Today, four former and current Harvard students will testify during trial in the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies (Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) vs. Harvard). Represented by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), these individuals will speak in support of Harvard’s race-conscious holistic admissions policy and the importance of a diverse campus.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Files Brief In Support of Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) alongside the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Boston-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, and pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter, filed an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief on behalf of a diverse group of students, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, who support Harvard’s race-conscious holistic admissions policy.

Diverse Faith and Community Leaders in the San Gabriel Valley Hold Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Support of Immigrant Families

WALNUT, CA - Today, diverse faith and community leaders held a prayer vigil at St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish Community, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley (SGV), to demonstrate strong support for immigrant communities. In this current climate of anti-immigrant policies and attacks at the federal level, organizations such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), and LA Voice brought together this multiracial, interfaith coalition to stand up for the humanity and dignity of all immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, and to uphold the proposition that all religions believe in justice. 

Why I Support Affirmative Action at Harvard

This month, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a national affiliation of civil rights organizations focused on serving the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, and several prospective AAPI Harvard students joined a diverse group of black, Latino, and Native American students to support Harvard's race-conscious admissions program against attacks that the program intentionally discriminates against Asian American applicants. I am one of those students.



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