Upcoming events from Advancing Justice | AAJC.

Bystander Intervention Virtual Trainings

Bystander Intervention - General

Anti-Asian and Asian American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the U.S. Unfortunately, anti-Asian and Asian American racism and xenophobia is not a new phenomenon. It has been part of our histories for a long time, and we have seen it manifested against different communities in many ways over the years. As the coronavirus pandemic escalates, we have seen more harassment, discrimination, and even violence directed at our communities.

One way we can take action to protect our communities is to learn ways to intervene effectively as a bystander without compromising safety. Since April 2020, Advancing Justice | AAJC has partnered with Right To Be (formerly Hollaback!) to provide free trainings to equip people with techniques on how to safely intervene when they see or experience anti-Asian harassment. Check out our Bystander Intervention page to view the most up-to-date list of free public trainings in our three-part series.

American Courage Awards

2021 ACA Standing Slide

Nominations for the 2022 American Courage Award recipients have now closed. Our 2022 awards celebration will take place in-person in Washington, DC. Sign up for our email communications to receive updates and check this page in the coming weeks for more information!

Our annual American Courage Awards showcases the individuals and organizations who have shown extraordinary commitment to civil rights. The description of the award categories are below: 

  • The American Courage Award goes to an individual, company, or organization that has shown extraordinary courage or commitment to the cause of civil rights. This may include a community leader who has taken an important stand, an activist who overcame extraordinary challenges, an artist with a unique vision, or a journalist breaking an important story. 
  • The Changemaker Award honors an individual, company, or organization who is a catalyst for change. This may include an entrepreneur, student, or activist whose leadership has inspired action that has led to change on a local or national level that benefits Asian American communities. 

Watch our virtual 2021 American Courage Awards program to hear from award recipients Weijia Jiang, Hollaback! (now Right To Be), and Bank of America, with special words and performances from Ruby Ibarra, NYC Youth Poet Laureate Serena Yang, and Olympic ice dancers Maya and Alex Shibutani.

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the American Courage Awards? View our Sponsorship Packet and contact with any questions.

Youth Leadership Summit

The Fall 2021 Youth Leadership Summit cohort with staff

The Fall 2021 Youth Leadership Summit cohort with Advancing Justice | AAJC staff. 

Applications for our Spring 2022 Youth Leadership Summit are closed. Get to know our 10th cohort!

Our Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) is a multi-day leadership development program for high-achieving undergraduate college students from a variety of disciplines who are dedicated to addressing issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. 

For the third year, the summit will take place VIRTUALLY. Young advocates from across the country will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with peers, as well as learn from and network with national leaders. Learn more about the program and our past alumni projects on our YLS page.

Sign up for our email newsletters to get notified when applications for our Fall 2022 Youth Leadership Summit applications open.

Citizenship Workshops in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Get free legal help with your citizenship applications at our citizenship workshops. Find more information about the next workshop.

Past Events