Film Lab & Time Warner Screening & Panel on Media Constructions of BEAUTY
Mass Media Constructions of Beauty: The Consequences of Allowing Judgment Based On What We Look Like Rather Than Who We Are
A Special Film Lab/Time Warner/Turner/HBO Event
Join the Film Lab and Time Warner and the APEX group for a special screening of films from the 2015 72 Hour Shootout that focus on mainstream constructions of beauty and their consequences and a networking reception.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussing the societal implications of mainstream beauty images, including:
- Rick Guidotti, award winning fashion photographer and advocate for those with genetic differences
- Lia Chang, former model, journalist, actor, and photographer
- Becky Curran, SAG-AFTRA Coordinator for Equal Employment and Diversity
- Blue Michael, Model and Founder of Blue Michael Cosmetics
- Moderator: Jennifer Betit Yen, Actor and President of the Asian American Film Lab
Films screened may include some surprises! Among them will be Look Deeper: Beauty, Hide & Seek, Funny Faces, Bare, The Other Woman, Finding You, Put It On, and Beautifully Something. Keep posted as we continue to update the lineup!
Advance RSVPs are required for catering and security and no day-of attendees will be permitted entrance.
For more information and to register, click on the link in the title.
The model minority is losing patience
Andrew Hahn, AABANY President 2004 and Korean-American Partner at Duane Morris LLP, offers his insight on the growing issue of discrimination against Asian Americans. Read about Asian Americans, Ivy League admission, and more in The Economist’s “The model minority is losing patience.”
Andy’s comments appear towards the end:
Andrew Hahn, a Korean-American partner in Duane Morris, a law firm, says, “I used to be a Twinkie, or maybe a banana—yellow outside, white inside—but once I hit the legal profession, I became a radical.”
Read all this and more by clicking the link above.
Where: Leonard`s Palazzo of Great Neck
555 Northern Blvd, Great Neck NY 11021
When: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
- Advance Tickets- $88.00 AREAA Members
- Advance Tickets- 150.00 for Non-AREAA Members
(Includes a One-Year-Membership)
- Table for 10 guests- $800.00
Sign up for the Event at www.AREAA.org/NYEast
Please Direct Questions to AndrewWu@DanielGale.com or 516-707-7299.
AREAA NY EAST
125-28 Queens Blvd, Suite 308
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Attn: David Legaz
Charity proceeds to benefit Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop University Hospital.
Here is a fourth album of photos from the 2015 Fall Conference, Charting New Frontiers, held at Cleary Gottlieb on Saturday, September 19. This album contains photos from the cocktail reception and the committee dinners held by the Real Estate, Tax and In-House Counsel Committees. Thanks to Anna Chen, AABANY Legal Intern, and Simone Nguyen, AABANY Program Associate, for the great photos.
Jean Lee – Catalyst Spotlight
Congratulations to AABANY’s very own Jean Lee for being featured as a Catalyst Spotlight on the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) website!
Jean served as AABANY President from 2012-2013 and currently sits on the AABANY Board of Directors.
CUP interviewed Jean and asked her about the challenges she has faced in this profession, proudest achievements, and leaders that she looks up to.
“What is your proudest achievement?
My proudest professional achievement is in two parts: (i) being a lawyer for JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and (ii) winning several Daubert motions against very senior partners when I was a mid-level associate. They are my proudest moments because it was so unexpected and unlikely.”
Jean also credits much of her success to having mentors in her. Seeing the value and benefits of mentorship, she currently mentors students and young lawyers.
To read the full profile, click on the link in the title.
Earn 3 CLE credits for FREE while taking part in a great cause!
The nonprofit Empire Mock Trial is pleased to invite you to participate as a judge in its “World Championship” mock trial program on October 24-26 at the federal court in Brooklyn. Over 550 talented high school students from across the globe are traveling to the Big Apple and they need you to serve as their mock judges and jurors but real life educators! By volunteering just a few hours of your time, you can make a meaningful impact in these young people’s lives while earning CLE credit in the process. It’s a win-win for everyone!
General information about the program can be found below, and you can register to judge here.
- Features four preliminary rounds of competition, and you can judge as many or as few as you like—no litigation experience is required.
- Please feel free to invite a friend or colleague to judge with you at the program. We’ll pair you together!
- Our participants hail from 7 countries (Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States) and 24 states.
- We’ll serve complimentary food and beverages as a token of our appreciation.
- Registering takes less than a minute – you can do so here.
If you have any questions call (917-426-3682) or send email to email@example.com. Thank you!
Clemency Project 2014 needs your help.
The ABA Criminal Justice Section has partnered with the ACLU, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, the Federal Defenders, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to create Clemency Project 2014, an initiative to provide pro bono representation to incarcerated people in the Federal Penal System seeking sentence commutation–executive clemency–under the DOJ’s New Clemency Initiative.
You do not need to be a criminal law lawyer to help. Volunteering is easy and not terribly time consuming. Clemency Project 2014 has prepared a 2-hour training and streamlined process that identifies and acquires most of the documents that you will need to review a case. In total, it takes on average between 25-30 attorney-hours from receiving a case to preparing that case for clemency petition.
If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Clemency Project 2014 website: www.clemencyproject2014.org. You may also contact Jonathan Gitlen at firstname.lastname@example.org, an attorney leading the Criminal Justice Section’s Clemency Representation Project, for any questions you might have.