Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

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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.

Through a range of distinctive services—from insight analysis and consulting, to shorter workshops on breaking down barriers and facilitating collaboration, to longer intensive seminars on healing and leadership practices for social change—LDIR provides unique training and tools proven to create meaningful conversations and help teams discover the value of shared power, diversity, and inclusion.

Each of us has a history and a story that is both very particular, yet undeniably shaped by power dynamics in the world around us. LDIR creates a brave space for sharing and learning from our stories, in order to methodically reveal and challenge inequity at personal, local, and institutional levels. This process of reflection is a key part of every person’s journey to awareness, and the foundation for building a toolkit of strategies for working collaboratively in today’s increasingly diverse world.

Founded by Advancing Justice - LA in 1991, LDIR is co-sponsored by the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Los Angeles (SCLC). For more information about LDIR, visit


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.