On January 12, 2017, Professor Jennifer Koh spoke at a community forum entitled, “Advancing Justice in Orange County,” which was held at Whittier Law School and sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice as well as over 25 community organizations and academic institutions. The purpose of the forum was to discuss how individuals and groups across Orange County can advance social justice under the incoming Presidential Administration. The panel was moderated by Sylvia Kim (Advancing Justice) and also included Prof. Stephen Lee (UC Irvine), Karin Wang (Advancing Justice), Hussam Ayloush (CAIR), and Carlos Perea (Resilience OC).
Professors Jennifer Koh and Judge Halim Dhanidina (LA County Superior Court) have joined the Community Advisory Council for the nonprofit Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s Orange County office. Advancing Justice is the country’s largest legal and civil rights organizations for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. The newly created Community Advisory Council to the organization’s Orange County office is comprised of key leaders from the county’s nonprofit organizations, law schools, judiciary and bar associations, and will focus on building a strong coalition of AANHPI community leaders and groups.