The Ascend National Convention is the premier Pan-Asian business conference. Leaders and senior executives attend and participate from a wide cross-section of the Pan Asian business community. This year’s theme: “Competing in a Borderless World”, October 28-31, provides in-depth perspectives on the leadership opportunities and pitfalls of the rapidly changing global environment.
In addition, Ascend will be hosting a picnic in Central Park on Saturday, 10/22. The picnic would be a good opportunity to learn more about Ascend and meet some of its members. Ascend includes many Asian American professionals in the corporate sector and AABANY members who wish to network with Asian American professionals might wish to attend. Click here for more information.
The New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence invite you to “The Unique Challenges of Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities" on Monday, October 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, 2nd Floor Art Gallery, Harlem, New York. Click here for more information on this event. Click here to read more about what’s happening at the The New York State Division of Human Rights.
From AALDEF’s Oct. 12 press release announcing important updates to jurisdictions across the country that are required by law to provide bilingual ballots:
For the first time South Asian languages were covered, in four jurisdictions, as well as Korean in New Jersey and Chinese in Massachusetts. The determinations also found a significant expansion in the number of jurisdictions required to provide Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese assistance.
Chinese and Filipino ballots must be provided in four more districts each, Indian and Vietnamese ballots must be provided in three more districts each, Korean ballots must be provided in one more district, and Bangladeshi will be required for the first time in Hamtramck city in Michigan.
“We’re ecstatic that more Asian Americans will be able to exercise their right to vote – and that the voting process will accommodate an increasingly diverse electorate,” said Glenn D. Magpantay, Director of the Democracy Program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).
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Board Member Vinoo Varghese has been invited for the third consecutive year to join the faculty of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Taking place during the first two-weeks of January 2012, ITAP reaches its 29th consecutive year of teaching future lawyers trial advocacy skills. We commend Vinoo for his commitment and dedication to training law students to be trial lawyers. Please join us in congratulating Vinoo on this honor.