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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 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Outreach Strategies for Undocumented AAPI Communities

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This panel will cover introductory information about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and its importance to the undocumented AAPI community. All speakers have experience in providing immigration services or information to their respective communities. The session will also cover current demographic data on undocumented AAPI populations, as well as an inside look into the history and context, outreach obstacles, community concerns, and best practices with ethnic media messaging to serve the undocumented Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

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Aman Thind

Immigration Project Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Aman Thind is Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles's Immigration Project Director. Thind oversees the team that provides legal assistance with adjustment of status, asylum, representation in immigration court, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability. In 2003, Thind co-founded the Immigration Center for Women and Children in Los Angeles, working with victims of domestic violence on... Read More →

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Tiffany Panlilio

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Legal Advocate, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Tiffany Panlilio is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Legal Advocate and a Bureau of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles. She has provided legal services to undocumented youth applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program since August 2012. Born and raised in the South Bay, Tiffany specializes in outreach to Asian and Pacific Islander communities south of Los... Read More →
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Jenny Seon

Immigrant Rights Project Director, Korean Resource Center
Jenny Seon is currently the Immigrant Rights Project Director at the Korean Resource Center and supervises the immigrant rights project aimed to educate the wider public on immigrant reform issues, advocate for common sense policy reforms, and organizes immigrant communities. Prior to joining the Korean Resource Center, she worked as a legal advocate for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’s Asian Pacific Islander Outreach Unit. Seon... Read More →
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Annette Wong

Immigrant Rights Program Manager, Chinese for Affirmative Action
Annette Wong is the Immigrant Rights Program Manager at Chinese for Affirmative Action. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Davis, and her M.A. from Eastern University. Annette has been doing immigration work for over a decade. At Chinese for Affirmative Action, her work areas include outreach and education on immigration related topics, advocacy on immigration policy matters, and immigration legal referrals for clients... Read More →
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Kawen Young

Executive Director, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Alliance
Kawen T. Young currently serves as an Executive Director for the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Alliance (NHPIA), a national advocacy organization in Gardena, California. The NHPIA is dedicated to advocacy, education, research and promotion of the health and well-being as well as other related services (such as immigration & citizenship, healthcare, veterans, and voters registration) for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders within the... Read More →