About Us

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides mediation and conflict resolution services to the diverse communities in the Los Angeles area, with a focus on the Asian Pacific Islander Population. We strive to improve human relations and race relations by addressing complex, cross cultural community conflicts and their root causes with community partners through education, training, and development of new models and techniques. APADRC looks toward the future by training youth in the techniques of mediation and conflict resolution. County of Los Angeles Support Statement: "These services are made possible through major support from the Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services through the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act." Contact us at 213. 150. 8190 or info@apadrc.org for more information.

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Facing the “Chinese Face Issue”

By Xi Cao PART I Being Chinese and also a mediator, after taking a number of mediation cases related to the Chinese community, I dread thinking of how a multi-cultural mediator, like me, would have fared in a more comprehensive inner-city experience, outside of the center elsewhere in LA. LA is known as a cultural […]

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When Cultures Smash

By Zachary Everson The treetops along the west coast of Japan had already long-since begun the cascade of harvest hues, yet my friend and I still had not reserved a location for our English-speaking community‚Äôs annual late-autumn pitch-in dinner. We organized many events throughout the year, but none would bring together as diverse a crowd […]

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When an Irresistible Force Meets an Immovable Object

by Hansol Choi We have all been there before: we are in what initially begins as a friendly discourse with someone when all of a sudden, we find ourselves in the heat of an impasse about a disagreement that seems to have lodged itself right between us and the other party. As the conversation transforms […]

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1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90017
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E-mail: info@apadrc.org Phone:213.250.8190