LOS ANGELES (April 9, 2013) — The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, welcomes Ki H. Kim as its new Communications Director. He will play a key role in APALC’s efforts to strategically employ traditional and new/social media to enhance its reputation as a leading organizational voice for the rights of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities.
“I am enthusiastic about returning to the Legal Center,” said Kim, who previously worked for the organization in the early 1990s as its voting rights coordinator. “I look forward to building on the high quality of APALC’s advocacy and service work and its already strong standing in various communities to really elevate the organization’s voice and presence.”
Before rejoining APALC, Kim directed communications for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Service Committee, an international human rights and social justice organization affiliated with the UU denomination, and The Food Project, a greater Boston-based youth development and sustainable farming group. Kim also has extensive experience in immigrants’ rights advocacy, having managed the publications program for the National Immigration Law Center and led fundraising efforts for the National Lawyers Guild’s National Immigration Project.
“Ki is a great fit for us as our new communications director,” said Vice President of Programs and Communications Karin Wang. “He combines experience with all the major areas of communications with a strong, long-standing background in rights advocacy, including for immigrant and Asian American communities.”
Kim is a native of Los Angeles returning to his hometown after living and working in New England for the past decade. A graduate of Amherst College, he’s looking forward to reacquainting himself with the ever-changing landscape of Southern California’s Asian American and NHPI communities.