Join AABANY for a night at the theater to see Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang’s latest play, Chinglish. AABANY has secured a special rate of $85 per person (regularly $120 per person) for orchestra/front mezzanine tickets. We plan to hold a pre-show networking event with NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) and also a post-show hangout with cast, director and David Henry Hwang (all subject to availability). For more information, click on the link in the title.
The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) has announced its 2012 CUP Fellows Program. Applications are due by Friday, January 13.
The CUP Fellows Program develops leadership for professionals of color between the ages of 25 and 45 who seek to become powerful civic or public sector leaders.
Past CUP Fellows include PJ Kim, former candidate for New York City Council District 1. Of his experience as a 2009 CUP Fellow, he said:
The workshops and feedback sessions with experts and the Fellows were a safe environment to practice public speaking, explore ideas, and examine potential role models in public life. These sorts of practical opportunities are extremely rare.
Follow the link in the title for more information.
On December 20, AABANY joined with other diverse bar associations in New York City in a press release responding to public statements made about Hon. Evelyn LaPorte. Judge LaPorte was criticized for her handling of the arraignment of Lamont Pride in November 2011. Pride was later arrested for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.
The other bar associations that signed on to the press release are: Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, Nigerian Lawyers Association, South Asian Bar Association and Association of Black Women Attorneys. New York State Senator Eric Adams, of the 20th Senatorial District, in Brooklyn, NY also signed on to the press release.
The full text of the press release can be found by following the link in the title.