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
- Peggy Nagae (panelist), Owner, Peggy Nagae Consulting
- Navdeep Singh (panelist), Policy Director, NAPABA
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.
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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.