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AALAC NEWSLETTER ISSUE #5
Donate - AALAC
AALAC raised $1,950.00 on Georgia Gives Day!  You can still make a tax deductible charitable contribution.

Note your gift will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to one of our prime donors.  Please give today!

Engage - AALAC Events
Upcoming Events

Georgia Hearing on Voting by the National Commission on Voting Rights
Wednesday, November 20th
3:00PM - 7:00PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
449 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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Atlanta Jewish Advocacy Thanksgiving Diversity Luncheon
Tuesday, November 19th
11:30AM - 1:30PM


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Join Us for an Election Season Celebration!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013
6 to 8 pm

I Love Pho #3 Restaurant
5145 Buford Highway
(old Pung Mie Restaurant)

RSVP to alice@aalegal.org

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Kollaboration Atlanta Laugh and Day: Holiday Silent Auction Fundraiser
Thursday, December 12th
8:00PM
Monday Night Brewing
670 Trabert Avenue Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318
 


Educate - AALAC Campaigns
What do you do when stopped by police?

Download our Know Your Rights Brochure in English, Vietnamese and Korean!

BROCHURE IN ENGLISH

BROCHURE IN VIETNAMESE

BROCHURE IN KOREAN
Empower - AALAC Coalitions

WELCOME NEW FALL INTERNS! 



AALAC is currently working with a great group of young, intelligent, and dedicated students at our office. 

Are you interested in working with AALAC or joining our PAAN coalition?

Click here to read about Volunteer / Intern Opportunities.

Click here to join our PAAN Coalition.
AALAC in the News

AALAC is covered in the news!

Click here for the latest AALAC News

The Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, Inc. (AALAC) of Georgia is the first non-profit law center dedicated to promoting the civil, social and economic rights of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Asian-ethnic refugees (“Asian Americans”) in Georgia and the Southeast.

Our vision is a social movement where individuals are fully empowered, active in civic life, and working together to promote equity and fair treatment for all.
3rd annual Community Champions Banquet raises more than $54,000


Daphne Kwok, 2013 Community Champions Keynote Speaker
 
AALAC's 3rd annual Community Champions Banquet raised a record amount of funds to support AALAC's work this year!  With the commitment of our prime donor, we raised almost $55,000 in general operating funds for our work in 2014.  With more than 300 friends, family, and supporters joining us, on September 20th we celebrated "Women in Leadership” and honored AAPI Women Leaders in the Southeast. This year's Keynote Speaker and Special Awardee was Daphne Kwok, AARP’s Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement and Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on AAPIs.

We are so grateful to our individual donors and sponsors that make our work possible.  Please read more about the banquet
here and view photos from the event here.

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Clarkston City Candidate Forum Sparks Lively Debate

On Sunday, October 6th AALAC organized a Candidate Forum so Clarkston residents could hear directly from their Mayoral and City Council candidates. Clarkston is a a small city in metro-Atlanta and home to people from more than 50 different countries. 80%+ of its residents are minority. Read more here.

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2013 Vote for Our Future Field Work Energizes AAPIs in key Local Races

AALAC's vision and goal is to increase the civic participation of AAPIs in the South, all year round!   In addition to door to door canvassing and mailers, we sent out a series of get-out-to-vote calls across the metro-Atlanta region to encourage greater voter turn-out for the November 5th municipal elections.  We targeted calls to Asian American households in target municipal races with high Asian American voting populations in Duluth, Clarkston, Atlanta and Morrow.  The calls started in mid-October and were heard in English, as well as Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. Click here and scroll down to listen to our multilingual robocalls and view other municipal election materials.

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Anti-Bullying and Cyberbullying Video


Starting January of this year, AALAC surveyed hundreds of community members to determine what issues are on the top of their priority list.   What we found was that education and public safety were top issues of concern.   The results of the survey are in line with our policy priority of passing anti-cyberbully legislation which will promote safety in schools and greater educational success for children. 

With the generous support of the Four Freedoms Fund, we produced a powerful video highlighting the personal stories of AAPI youth who have suffered from the effects of cyberbullying.  Thanks to the creativity and partnership of 
filmmaker Kris Valeriano and Kollaboration Atlanta, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a creative platform for Asian American performance artists to showcase their talents within the greater Atlanta community.  Please click on the video above or here to watch, share this with others and join us next year as we push for greater protection for our children!

 

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