Aparna Garg

  • Hosted by Asian American Legal Defense &Education Fund
  • Sponsored by Anonymous
  • Service location New York
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2009
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

My project seeks to eliminate language barriers at government enforcement agencies for New Jersey's limited English proficient, Asian workers. Limited proficiency in English coupled with a lack of translated materials and services informing workers of their employment rights often allows unscrupulous employers to exploit these workers. Through a language access campaign employing litigation, community organizing, media advocacy and policy efforts, my project hopes to improve and secure access to justice for this community.

The Inspiration

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