Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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Vincent Chin Case

On June 19, 1982, Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, is brutally murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers who blame Japan for the downturn in the American auto industry. Although the men are tried, the failure of the judicial system to punish Chin’s killers creates a national outrage and catalyzes a new wave of pan-Asian American activism and civil rights consciousness.



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

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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.