Manhattan Family Justice Center Core Trainings

The Manhattan Family Justice Center is happy to announce its next round of core trainings. The training program provides professional development for service providers, community leaders, and city agencies on relevant topics regarding intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and elder abuse.

All trainings are free and located at the MFJC: 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor Training Room.

Click here to register now!

  • DV Dialogue
    • Facilitated by MFJC Admin Staff
    • Monday 9/14 2-5 pm
  • Risk Assessment & Safety Planning
    • Facilitated by Safe Horizon
    • Tuesday 9/15 11 am – 4 pm *Intro from 11 am – 1 pm, Focus on Cyber Safety from 2 pm – 4 pm*
  • Cultural Conversations
    • Facilitated by FJC Admin Staff
    • Friday, 9/18 10 am – 1 pm
  • Criminal Justice Responses to DV
    • Facilitated by the Manhattan DA’s Office and NYPD
    • Monday, 9/21 2-5 pm
  • Housing & Shelter Options for Survivors
    • Facilitated by New Destiny Housing, FJC Staff
    • Tuesday, 9/22 10 am – 4 pm *Please note this will be a full-day training*
  • Self-Sufficiency & Economic Empowerment
    • Facilitated by FJC Admin Staff
    • Wednesday, 9/23 10 am – 1 pm
  • Elder Abuse
    • Facilitated by Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse *Please note CLE may be granted for this training pending approval*
    • Thursday, 9/24 10 am – 12 pm
  • Immigration Law & Remedies for DV Survivors
    • Facilitated by NY Legal Assistance Group & Sanctuary for Families
    • Friday, 9/25 10 am – 1 pm
  • Family & Matrimonial Law
    • Facilitated by Sanctuary for Families
    • Thursday, 10/1 10 am – 1 pm
  • Sex Trafficking: Focus on Teen Dating Violence
    • Facilitated by Day One
    • Date TBD

If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact Sarah Flatto. Her contact information is below:

Sarah Flatto
Director, Programs &
NYC Family Justice Center,
80 Centre St. 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Mayor’s Office to Combat
Domestic Violence
Office: 212-602-2857
Cell: 646-280-8015
[email protected]


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Glenn Magpantay, Executive Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) and the Chair of AABANY’s LGBT Committee, answered some important questions on the intersectionality of being both queer and a minority on NBC’s Comcast Newsmakers on August 3, 2015. It’s an exciting time in history for LGBT rights, but as Glenn so poignantly put it, “Yes, we can get married, but who’s going to come to the wedding?”

It often feels for an Asian American individuals that they can be neither accepted in the LGBT community as ethnic minorities nor the Asian community due to their sexuality or gender identities. Glenn speaks of NQAPIA’s work to develop resources and role models of Asian American families that are fully supportive of their LGBT children. NQAPIA works with community leaders, actors, and real families to try to spread the message of love and acceptance, as difficult as it may seem. As Glenn puts it, “Asian Americans are that often-overlooked minority… All the LGBT leaders are white. All the Asians are straight. Where do I belong?” In their efforts to answer that question and bring inclusion to both the LGBT community and the Asian community, NQAPIA offers messages in over twenty different languages. To learn more, visit their website

For more thoughts on how we can diversify the LGBT movement, watch Glenn’s thoughts above.

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AALDEF Baseball Fundraiser: Mets vs. Phillies at Citi Field on 8/31


The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) invites you come watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on our very own New York Mets on Monday, August 31st!

AALDEF participates in a special program that helps to raise funds for public interest organizations. By purchasing tickets to select baseball games through this program, your cost will include the value of the ticket plus an additional tax-deductible donation to support AALDEF. These tickets (including the donation) are below regular price. Your donations go directly toward AALDEF¹s legal and education programs. Please take advantage of this opportunity to root for your team while making a contribution for a good cause!

Game/Ticket Details:

  • Mets vs. Phillies at Citi Field
  • Monday, August 31 at 7:10 pm 
  • Between home & first in Promenade Section 509
  • $12 per ticket + $3 donation or more

Tickets are limited, so reserve yours today! Please reserve by August 21 to ensure ticket delivery on time. Please contact Kenneth Fuentes at [email protected] or (212) 966-5932 x 208 to place your order and receive further instructions for payment and delivery/pickup.

AALDEF thanks everyone for their continued support!

2015 NAPABA Convention: Early Bird Deadline, Aug. 28

The early bird catches the worm…

The 2015 NAPABA Convention is right around the corner! With less than three weeks until the early bird deadline, register today and take advantage of maximum savings. Take a seat at the table with the greater legal community and benefit from this opportunity to convene, learn, network, and engage with your peers. Convention attendees leave the meeting with new ideas, greater knowledge, and a long list of new contacts.

Register before Aug. 28 to receive savings up to $150!

We can’t wait to see you in New Orleans!

AABANY’s Annual Summer Picnic


On August 9th, AABANY members and their family and friends gathered around the Great Lawn in Central Park for the annual AABANY Summer Picnic. The weather was perfect on this Sunday afternoon for everyone to relax, toss around frisbees and baseballs, and enjoy food.

Attendees enjoyed delicious Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, catered by Saigon Sandwiches located on 369 Broome Street in Chinatown. An assortment of drinks and snacks were also provided.

Special thanks to the Young Lawyers Committee, Tax Committee, and Litigation Committee for planning and organizing this fun event!

If you were unable to attend, be sure to look out for this annual picnic next year!

Write-up & collage by Anna Chen.

National Cantonese Language Engagement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a national Cantonese language engagement. Agency representatives will be available to share updates and answer your questions about becoming a U.S. citizen.

Date: Wednesday, August 19 2015
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EASTERN

• Via teleconference at 1-800-369-1122; Passcode: 9104335
• Via live Web Stream at 

(this link will be live on the day-of the engagement.)

Submit your questions in advance via Twitter to @USCIS or during the event via email to [email protected]

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email us at [email protected] and write “Jiao Liu” in the subject line; or to learn more about USCIS resources, please visit us at