Shanghai Restoration Project & NeochaEDGE

Shanghai Restoration Project & NeochaEDGE

The Pinoyorkers

The Charles B. Wang Center invites you to The Pinoyorkers, Tuesday, March 13 at 7PM.

This lively panel discussion gives voice to some of the most compelling and accomplished FIlipino-American experiences in New York arts and activism. Pinoyorkers features Jessica Hagedorn, Kenneth Bauzon, Angel Velasco Shaw, and selected representatives from the Bayanihan Kultural Kolektib of the Philippine Forum.

Pinoyorkers complements Wang Center’s exhibition Singgalot – The Ties that Bind: Filipinos in America from Colonial Subjects to Citizens, on view now through April 22, 2012.

For details, click here to view the flier, or here to visit the Wang Center website.

NCVAA 2012 Conference: “Legal Roundup”

National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys announces its 2012 “Legal Roundup,” May 18-19 in Houston, TX.  Early Bird registration ends March 30.  If you are interested in participating as a panelist or to volunteer for the conference committee, please contact Mai Phan:  [email protected]

Please visit the website for more information on NCVAA 2012 –


Thanks to everyone for coming to AABANY’s 23rd Annual Dinner held on February 29, 2012.  For the second consecutive year it took place at Cipriani Wall Street.  We had over 600 attendees, including members and friends from all across the legal spectrum: attorneys in private practice, from firms large and small, global and local; judges; prosecutors; in-house counsel; and law students.  We were privileged to be joined by representatives of elected officials, Federal, State and local, along with bar leaders from the New York State Bar Association, KALAGNY, SABANY, MuBANY, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the Network of Bar Leaders.  We were pleased to be joined by our friends from AALDEF, MinKwon Center and the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4).  We were honored that the a4 President, Ravi Rajan, and a4 Executive Director, Andrea Louie, could be with us last night.

Congratulations to our honorees: Saru Jayaraman, recipient of our Emerging Leader Award; Sam Reeves, recipient of our Diversity Leadership Award; and Susan Blount, recipient of our Corporate Counsel Leadership Award.  Susan presented a wonderful keynote speech.

Congratulations to this year’s MVP Award recipient Ben “the Asian Sensation” Chan.  He gets his own blog post.  Why?  Well … he’s the Asian Sensation.  Need I say more?

Thanks to our MC Obaid Kadwani for keeping things moving along all through the evening.  We were sorry that illness struck Elie Mystal, who was supposed to be a co-MC with Obaid, and we wish a speedy recovery to Elie.

Corky Lee and Steven Wu shot photos all through the dinner and we will put up those photos soon. In the meantime, enjoy some photos from the evening (mostly from the after-party) in the slideshow above. 

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