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The 2016 Advancing Justice Conference (AJC) is the first and only national conference in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community focusing on civil rights and social justice. Over 700 AAPIs from across the U.S. will come together to address issues facing our fastest growing populations. The theme will focus on civic engagement and building our electoral and social power in support of economic and racial justice. Conference attendees will participate in two days of panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building, trainings, and networking receptions.

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Wednesday, March 30 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Empowerment Across Borders: Strengthening Our Work Through Transnational Advocacy **

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We work with many individuals whose lives have crossed national borders. They come to us with issues and problems whose origins and consequences extend far beyond the United States. Indeed, even issues that are purely "domestic" are shaped by -- and in turn shape -- communities around the world. With this in mind, this workshop will discuss how we can more intentionally incorporate and draw upon transnational advocacy to strengthen our work. Substantively, the workshop will discuss human trafficking, immigration, development, and other issues. We will discuss myriad forms of transnational advocacy, including organizing, policy work, and litigation.

** Advancing Justice - LA is a State Bar of California approved Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) provider. Pre-determined MCLE credits are being provided for this activity. Please note that 1.5 hours of MCLE credits are approved for California State Bar members only.

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Christopher Lapinig

Skadden Fellow/Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Christopher Lapinig is a Skadden Fellow at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, where he assists labor trafficking victims in the Filipino American community. He also advocates for legislative action to allow Filipino Amerasians -- over 50,000 children of U.S. servicemen left in the Philippines -- to migrate to America. Chris graduated summa cum laude from Yale College and obtained his J.D. from Yale Law School. Previously... Read More →

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Joanna Concepcion

Executive Director, Filipino Migrant Center
Joanna Concepción was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to Los Angeles at the age of twelve. She earned her B.A.s in Philosophy and Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2010. Concepción has been active in local and international grassroots movements to advance the rights of immigrants and workers and advocate for human rights, genuine development, justice and peace in the Philippines. She... Read More →
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Scott Cummings

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
Scott Cummings is Robert Henigson Professor of Legal Ethics and Professor of Law at University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he teaches and writes about the legal profession, public interest law, and community economic development. He is a member of the UCLA David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, a specialization training students to become public interest lawyers. He is also co-author of the first... Read More →
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Kathleen Kim

Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
Kathleen Kim is a professor of law at Loyola Law School. Her scholarship and teaching address immigrants' rights and human trafficking. Previously, she was a Skadden Fellow at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, representing human trafficking survivors in civil litigation, and the inaugural Immigrants’ Rights Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School. Kim continues to provide technical assistance on human trafficking matters. She is a Los... Read More →
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Colin Rajah

International Coordinator, Global Coalition on Migration
Colin Rajah is International Coordinator of the Global Coalition on Migration (GCM), an alliance of civil society networks advocating for migrants in international policies. He co-founded the GCM through the National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, where he served as International Program Director. Rajah chairs the People's Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights, held in parallel to the Global Forum on Migration... Read More →