AAJA-NY 2016 Trivia Bowl: The winning moment captured on video. For an album of photos from Corky Lee, visit our Facebook page here. And below are the answers to the trivia questions posted in the earlier blog post about this event:
Round 1: Diversity and the Oscars – In which year did Prince win best original score for the soundtrack to Purple Rain?
Round 2: Summer Olympics – Who was the first Asian American man to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States in diving, in 1948? He was also the first to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving and later coached Greg Louganis.
Round 3: Einstein, Geography and Literature – What is the smallest country on the mainland of Africa?
Round 4: Current Events – In what city was the 2016 Super Bowl held?
Round 5: Presidential Elections – How many delegates are needed to win the Democratic Party nomination?
Featured Alumna: Doris Ling-Cohan | NYU School of Law
Congratulations to Judge Doris Ling-Cohan, long-time friend of AABANY and New York’s first Asian-American woman to serve as an appellate judge, on her 2016 Woman of Distinction Award from the Women of Color Collective (WoCC) at New York University.
Click on the above link to read her Featured Alumna story, including her humble roots and message of triumph:
Growing up, Ling-Cohan did not imagine that one day she would be a leader, or even a lawyer. “As a child, I didn’t dare to dream. Reality simply stifled my dreams,” Ling-Cohan recalled in her speech at the WoCC ceremony. “Like many of my generation, growing up in Manhattan’s Chinatown, my parents were immigrants. My father worked in a laundry, and my mother was a seamstress. As a child, I too worked in a sewing factory sewing and cutting thread.”
Ling-Cohan entered law school hoping that her law degree could be a tool for social change, both for her own community and other disadvantaged groups.
Please join us in congratulating Judge Ling-Cohan on this wonderful honor.
Inclusion vs. Exclusion: 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Michelle Boykins, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 296-2300
Alton Wang, email@example.com, (202) 223-9170
WASHINGTON, DC – National and state-based leaders in the Asian American civil rights community will release new polling data on Asian American voter attitudes during a press call on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Please register.
Speakers will discuss the results of the 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey, which polled 1,200 Asian American registered voters. Speakers will also discuss registration drives and get-out-the-vote organizing efforts of Asian American community groups on the ground in key states.
- Mee Moua, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
- Christine Chen, Executive Director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote
- Karthick Ramakrishnan, Director of AAPIData and Professor of Public Policy
WHAT: Release of the 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey
WHEN: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. EST
Please register: bit.ly/aapi-survey. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.