The Multicultural Audience Development Initiative’s (MADI) Advisory Committee cordially invites you to celebrate Diwali, the Indian “Festival of Lights.” This event is FREE with Museum admission. No RSVP required.
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
Guests can enjoy an interactive children’s Indian dance workshop, lantern making, and Storytime from noon – 2:00 pm, before members of the East-West School of Dance perform the Story of Diwali in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at 2:30 pm. Doors to the Auditorium will open at 2:00 pm. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about this event and to read the press release, CLICK HERE.
AABANY thanks MADI for sharing this event with us!
Exclusive Book Signing | Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1:45 pm
Join nationally renowned racial justice advocate and moderator of the Saturday Luncheon Plenary, Deepa Iyer, for an exclusive signing of her book “We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future” after the Saturday Luncheon Plenary. Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Saturday Luncheon Plenary—The Changing American Racial Landscape Post 9/11 Join legal scholars and community activists as they explore the changing American racial landscape and the intersections of public discourse, public policy, and civil rights laws in light of heightened racial anxiety and xenophobia in the decade and a half since 9/11. Speakers will focus on the post 9/11 environment and anti-immigrant sentiment, and present legal and community-based solutions.
Deepa Iyer (moderator), Senior Fellow, The Center for Social Inclusion
Nusrat Choudhury (panelist), Staff Attorney, ACLU
Grande Lum (panelist), Director of the Community Relations Services, U.S. Department of Justice
The 2015 NAPABA Convention will feature a rich and diverse array of over 65 CLE sessions, 3 plenary sessions, and our 27th Anniversary Gala. Registration will re-open onsite in New Orleans beginning on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Download the NAPABA Convention mobile app and map out your detailed schedule in advance! Search "NAPABA” in your Google or Apple stores.
The other plenaries include:
Friday Luncheon Plenary — The Voting Rights Act 50 Years Later: A Call to Action Given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, we invite you to join noted civil rights scholars and community activists as we celebrate this milestone while also recognizing the continued challenges that prevent diverse communities from full and equal access to the political process.
Karen Narasaki (moderator), Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Dale Ho (panelist), Director, Voting Rights Project, ACLU
Natasha Korgaonkar (panelist), Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Terry Ao Minnis (panelist), Director, Census and Voting Programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Nina Perales (panelist), Vice President, Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Jerry Vattamala (panelist), Director, Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Saturday Breakfast Plenary — Women in Public Service Join us for an inspiring discussion with two pioneering Asian Pacific American (APA) women as they share their paths to leadership in public service. They will reflect on their insights and experiences to inspire and encourage the next generation of women lawyers and all APAs in the legal profession.
Ivan K. Fong (moderator), Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, 3M Company
Michelle K. Lee (panelist), Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Jenny Yang (panelist), Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
27th Anniversary Gala Featuring a conversation with the Honorable Mazie K. Hirono, U.S. Senator, Hawaii, facilitated by the Honorable David Louie, Former Attorney General, Hawaii.
A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCES HOTLINE FOR VOTERS TO ENSURE BALLOT ACCESS DURING STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTIONS
Attorney General Addresses Barriers To The Ballot Box By Offering Voters A Statewide Election Day Hotline
NEW YORK –Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman will operate a statewide Election Day Hotline during the general election this Tuesday, November 3rd. Voters encountering barriers to access at their polling sites can report those issues to the Attorney General’s Office by calling the hotline at 800-771-7755, or by emailing the office at [email protected]. The Hotline will be available from 6:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Election Day.
“The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, and every eligible voter must be able to participate meaningfully in our electoral process,“ said Attorney General Schneiderman. “My office will not tolerate any barriers that hinder eligible New Yorkers from casting an effective ballot during Tuesday’s election.”
Polls open at 6:00 A.M. and close at 9:00 P.M in all counties across the state.
The Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau has operated the statewide Election Day Hotline since November 2012. In that time the Bureau has fielded hundreds of calls and worked with dozens of Boards of Elections across the state to address barriers at polling sites throughout New York state, including reports pertaining to polling site accessibility for voters with disabilities, language accessibility for non-English speaking voters, voter intimidation and other ballot access issues.
The Attorney General’s Election Day Hotline is being led by Assistant Attorney General Ajay Saini of the Civil Rights Bureau, which is led by Bureau Chief Kristen Clarke. The Social Justice Division is led by Executive Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg.
NAPABA has indicated that they still have tickets available for the following dinners and tours:
International Law Symposium Dinner
Young Lawyers/First Time Attendees Dinner
Women’s Leadership Network Dinner
Garden District Walking Tour
New Orleans City/Hurricane Katrina Rebirth City Tour
Please login to your profile, click the “Modify” button, and select “Registration” to modify your agenda. Please note that registration for these additional ticketed items will only be available until Friday, Oct. 30.
NAPABA congratulates two members appointed to serve as at-large board members of the NAPABA Board of Governors during the 2015-17 board years: Charles H. Jung, of Nassiri & Jung LLP, in San Francisco; and Joe Lee, of Microsoft, in Seattle.
Each year, two at-large members are selected to the Board of Governors in
recognition of the growth of Asian Pacific American attorneys in North
America and the desire to have diverse and inclusive representation on
the NAPABA Board of Governors.
Charles and Joe will be sworn into office at the 27th Anniversary Gala held on Nov. 7, 2015, during the 2015 NAPABA Convention in New Orleans.
The 2015 NAPABA Convention is right around the corner and that means a new mobile app to make your session planning a breeze! The app is now live in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. You may also search “NAPABA” in your Google or Apple stores.
Within the app you will find:
The full convention agenda, which you can filter by date and track, as well as add sessions to your own customizable schedule.
A full listing of NAPABA Convention sponsors and supporters.
“My Meeting”, which allows you to create and view your custom schedule.
“Around Here”, which suggests local attractions, restaurants, and shopping.
Social media links to follow NAPABA.
Floor plans for the Hilton Riverside Hotel so you will never get lost on the way to your next session.
Download the app today and have the 2015 NAPABA Convention in the palm of your hands!
For More Information, Contact: Brett Schuster, Communications Manager [email protected], 202-775-9555
WASHINGTON — The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) will honor its Civil Rights Committee with the 2015 President’s Award during the NAPABA Anniversary Gala and Installation Banquet on Nov. 7, 2015, in New Orleans. This award is given at the discretion of the NAPABA President to individuals or organizations that have made important contributions to NAPABA or the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.
The Civil Rights Committee was formed in 1989, shortly after the founding of NAPABA. The Committee has addressed numerous legislative and policy issues such as Wards Cove cannery workers’ civil rights, the certification of court interpreters, immigrant rights, and affirmative action. The Committee also considers and makes recommendations on resolutions offered by other diverse national bar associations on issues of common interest, which are then used as the basis for lobbying Congress, the White House, and other governmental bodies. The Committee is an important tool for activist lawyers to share experiences and plan civil rights-oriented panels at NAPABA Conventions.
President George Chen and NAPABA thank the Civil Rights Committee for their continued service to the organization and the greater APA community, and would like to recognize each chair – both past and present – who have had a significant impact on the Committee:
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of approximately 50,000 attorneys and approximately 75 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.
NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.