The Pinoyorkers

The Charles B. Wang Center invites you to The Pinoyorkers, Tuesday, March 13 at 7PM.

This lively panel discussion gives voice to some of the most compelling and accomplished FIlipino-American experiences in New York arts and activism. Pinoyorkers features Jessica Hagedorn, Kenneth Bauzon, Angel Velasco Shaw, and selected representatives from the Bayanihan Kultural Kolektib of the Philippine Forum.

Pinoyorkers complements Wang Center’s exhibition Singgalot – The Ties that Bind: Filipinos in America from Colonial Subjects to Citizens, on view now through April 22, 2012.

For details, click here to view the flier, or here to visit the Wang Center website.

NCVAA 2012 Conference: “Legal Roundup”

National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys announces its 2012 “Legal Roundup,” May 18-19 in Houston, TX.  Early Bird registration ends March 30.  If you are interested in participating as a panelist or to volunteer for the conference committee, please contact Mai Phan:

Please visit the website for more information on NCVAA 2012 –


Thanks to everyone for coming to AABANY’s 23rd Annual Dinner held on February 29, 2012.  For the second consecutive year it took place at Cipriani Wall Street.  We had over 600 attendees, including members and friends from all across the legal spectrum: attorneys in private practice, from firms large and small, global and local; judges; prosecutors; in-house counsel; and law students.  We were privileged to be joined by representatives of elected officials, Federal, State and local, along with bar leaders from the New York State Bar Association, KALAGNY, SABANY, MuBANY, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the Network of Bar Leaders.  We were pleased to be joined by our friends from AALDEF, MinKwon Center and the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4).  We were honored that the a4 President, Ravi Rajan, and a4 Executive Director, Andrea Louie, could be with us last night.

Congratulations to our honorees: Saru Jayaraman, recipient of our Emerging Leader Award; Sam Reeves, recipient of our Diversity Leadership Award; and Susan Blount, recipient of our Corporate Counsel Leadership Award.  Susan presented a wonderful keynote speech.

Congratulations to this year’s MVP Award recipient Ben “the Asian Sensation” Chan.  He gets his own blog post.  Why?  Well … he’s the Asian Sensation.  Need I say more?

Thanks to our MC Obaid Kadwani for keeping things moving along all through the evening.  We were sorry that illness struck Elie Mystal, who was supposed to be a co-MC with Obaid, and we wish a speedy recovery to Elie.

Corky Lee and Steven Wu shot photos all through the dinner and we will put up those photos soon. In the meantime, enjoy some photos from the evening (mostly from the after-party) in the slideshow above. 

If you came and have some feedback to share with us, please use the Comment feature to let us know what you thought about the Annual Dinner.

Collecting Eyeglasses for EYEsee

AABANY and the Prosecutors’ Committee is lending a hand to both Asian Women In Business (AWIB) and EYEsee to collect old eyeglasses for distribution to visually impaired persons in the Third World.

EYEsee describes what donations are being sought –  any pair of old eyeglasses, prescription or non-prescription, sunglasses or not, even clip-ons!  There is a special need for children’s eyeglasses.

There will be a box the Annual Dinner registration table where eyeglasses can be simply dropped off, so if you are attending, please bring your donation to the Dinner or give your donation to a colleague or friend who is attending so that he/she can drop it off on your behalf.  Here’s hoping that we can help out this worthy cause!

Bolstering Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurs in Queens

Bolstering Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurs in Queens

2012 KALCA Summer Public Interest College Internship Program

The Korean American League for Civic Action is accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Public Interest College Internship ProgramThe deadline is March 5, 2012. The Internship is a nine-week program that provides college students and recent graduates an opportunity to learn about our civic and democratic processes from the inside of leading government offices, political campaigns, nonprofits and community based organizations in New York City. There is a scholarship stipend of $2,000 upon completion of the program.

Press Release: AABANY 23rd Annual Dinner

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) will have its Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street.  The Annual Dinner has consistently attracted more than 500 attendees from the New York legal community and guests have included prominent federal and state judges, elected officials and dignitaries, and attorneys from large and small law firms, corporate law departments, prosecutors’ offices and government agencies. Read more here.