Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA (AAJC), Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance / AFL-CIO (APALA), Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC), National Education Association (NEA), and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), in collaboration with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), will be hosting a Congressional Briefing to highlight the impact of mass criminalization, incarceration, and deportation on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
AAJC-LA, APALA, APSC, NEA and SEARAC will be releasing a report highlighting mass incarceration in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community—an often overlooked segment in the criminal justice system. AAPIs’ rate of incarceration quadrupled between 2000 and 2010 and disaggregated data shows that certain Asian subgroups such as Southeast Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have significantly high rates of arrest and incarceration. Incarcerated AAPIs also experience unique challenges, including cultural stigmas, lack of community awareness, and disownment from their families.
Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32) - Invited
Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-3) - Invited
Rep. Mike Honda (CA-17) - Invited
Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) - Invited
Formerly Incarcerated Panel: To be Announced
We Invite: Congressional offices, federal agencies, coalition partners, AAPI organizations, criminal justice, immigration and education advocates, etc. to join us for this important conversation.
*Food will be provided. Please register: http://bit.ly/AAPIsBBBriefingRSVP