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Asian Pacific American Anti-discrimination Education Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $59,000)

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) funds grants for the purpose of conducting public education programs about: (1) the rights afforded potential victims of employment discrimination; and, (2) the responsibilities of employers under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §1324b. Funded projects design and implement public education campaigns to address immigration related unfair employment discrimination by educating workers, employers, and the general public about the anti-discrimination provision of the INA.

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) will continue to educate potential victims of discrimination about their rights as well as employers about their responsibilities. The Asian Pacific American Anti-Discrimination Educational Project will continue to sponsor trainings and seminars for community organizations, the public, and Asian business groups. Asian and Pacific Islander communities are usually composed of many ethnic groups with their own languages, history, and cultural attributes. Therefore, a multifaceted outreach strategy is necessary to convey accurate and useful information. The project employs a multilingual, culturally sensitive strategy based on: 1) presentations to employee groups, unions, community-based agencies, and employers; 2) distribution of written materials translated into Asian languages; 3) press releases and public service announcements to Asian language media; and, 4) information and referral to the Office of Special Counsel for victims of discrimination.


Date Created: September 23, 2008