About Joshua Kim

Joshua Kim is the Advocacy Director at A New Way of Life Reentry Project and organizes for All of Us or None-Los Angeles & Long Beach.

Why Blacks Lives Also Matter Outside the Criminal Justice System

I’ve been working at a small non-profit in the middle of South Los Angeles since 2008, exclusively representing people with criminal records, mostly black and brown folks. In 2010, I started litigating cases against employers, background check companies, and government agencies for violating what few rights people with criminal records have. This is the vantage point from which I’ve been observing the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Over the years, I began to see patterns in my … [Read more...]

Ban The Box Rally — Friday, June 6th

  ALL OF US OR NONE AND OUR ALLIES ARE INTRODUCING A PROPOSAL TO STOP UNNECESSARY BACKGROUND CHECKS. COME AND SHOW THEM IT'S WORTH FIGHTING FOR! Ban The Box Rally & Press Conference 12pm, June 6th 2014 (Friday) LOS ANGELES CITY HALL, 200 NO. SPRING STREET, LA, CA 90012 ALL OF US OR NONE-LOS ANGELES aouon@anewwayoflife.org 323-563-3575 Cosponsors: A New Way of Life Reentry Project ACLU of Southern California Asian American Drug Abuse Program The Center for Living and … [Read more...]

Expungement, Employment & Bonding Workshop — April 26th

Expungement, Employment, and Bonding workshop Saturday, April 26th 1:00 - 3:00 pm. at Chuco's Justice Center 1137 E. Redondo Blvd. (at the corner of Redondo Blvd. and West) Inglewood CA, 90302 Our presenters, Joshua Kim and Michael Richardson … [Read more...]

Ban the Box: Voice of the Formerly-Incarcerated and Convicted People

ack in 2003, a group of formerly-incarcerated people got together in San Francisco to share how their criminal history records were putting up barriers in their lives—and how to overcome them. At the top of their long list was jobs. They all experienced the humiliation of confronting the question "Have you been convicted of a crime?" on an employment application and having it thrown away when they checked the box. The experience was—and is—alienating. Their proposed solution was modest, … [Read more...]