Adancing Justice - Chicago's 30th Anniversary Celebration is approaching! Please join us in celebrating Advancing Justice | Chicago's 30 years of lasting impact on Thursday, May 5 at Morgan’s on Fulton in Chicago.
Enjoy food, drinks, auctions, and entertainment, while supporting our programs that continue to strive for racial and immigration justice, education equity, voting rights, and community leadership programs. We're excited to recognize the accomplishments of our organization and everyone that has been committed and dedicated to our critical work. Here's to #30YearsofJustice!
Michael P. Chu and Miwa Shimokogawa have been instrumental leaders to Advancing Justice | Chicago. Michael served as former board chair and continues to support us as a board member. Michael serves as the Local IP Litigation Practice Group Leader in McDermott’s Chicago office where his practice focuses on all aspects of patent law, including complex litigation, opinions and prosecution. He is also the Chair of the Firm’s Racial & Ethnic Diversity Committee. Miwa is a graphic designer at Miwa Design Studio and served as a former co-chair for the Immigration Justice Working Group within A Just Chi. She is currently an A Just Chi core leader. She believes Advancing Justice | Chicago is where community members are provided continual, intentional leadership development and opportunities to boldly fight against the model minority myth and the inequalities of racial capitalism.
Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and Senator Ram Villivalam introduced the historic TEAACH Act (Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History), leading to its successful passing into law in July 2021. Sen. Ram Villivalam--the first Asian American in the Illinois Senate--and State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz in the House, were key elected leaders advocating for the bill throughout the campaign, championed by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and a coalition of more than 35 organizations
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