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Mee Moua, President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC)

Mee Moua is the President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice).  Ms. Moua leads AAJC’s efforts to promote civic engagement, forge strong and safe communities, create an inclusive society and empower Asian Americans and other underserved communities.

AAJC’s mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.  We believe that change happens when we have a place at the table.  We can leverage for a place at the table when we have greater visibility, influence and power.  To achieve this we need to create evidence, build capacity and consent to lead movements both within and without the larger Asian American Community.  This is why, for the last 21 years, we have advocated for policies and programs that enable and empower Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and other vulnerable communities to reach their full potential.  AAJC has spearheaded efforts to address and fight against unfair and discriminatory structures and institutions that systematically deny Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities their civil and human rights.  From its inception, AAJC has brought about change by flexing four major muscles – policy research and analysis, policy advocacy, public education and mobilization, and impact litigation.

Before coming to AAJC, Ms. Moua served as vice president of strategic impact initiatives for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), a national health justice organization with offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  Prior to her position at APIAHF, Ms. Moua was a three-term Minnesota State Senator, where she chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Ms. Moua started her legal career in private practice in Minnesota.

Born in Laos, Ms. Moua immigrated to the U.S. in 1978.  She attended Brown University as an undergraduate, earned a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas-Austin, and a law degree from the University of Minnesota.

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