In the News: President-Elect William Ng Featured in Binghamton University’s Alumni Newsletter

William Ng, President-Elect of AABANY, was recently featured in Binghamton University’s April 2021 Alumni Newsletter. In the article titled “Alumnus Leads Bar Association, Combats Racism,” William discussed AABANY’s mission of ensuring meaningful participation of Asian Americans in the legal profession. He also highlighted AABANY’s leadership in addressing the rise of hate and violence against the Asian American community. As President-Elect, William looks forward to prioritizing fundraising and ramping up virtual programs to position AABANY for success in a post-pandemic environment. Speaking about his time at Binghamton, William ’04 credits his experience serving in the Student Association and as a Student Conduct Board Member to furthering his interest in law.

The newsletter also acknowledges other Binghamton alumni who have served or currently serve on the AABANY Board:

  • Yang Chen ’87, Executive Director
  • Linda Lin ‘00, Past President
  • William Wang ’00, Past President
  • Bobby Liu ’93, Former Board Member
  • Christopher Bae ’10, Secretary
  • Beatrice Leong ‘06, Membership Director

To read the full article on Binghamton University’s Alumni Newsletter, click here.

Binghamton University Presents: “China’s Super Consumers”

Binghamton University Presents: “China’s Super Consumers”

From AAARI/CUNY: Talk on Global Slavery: 19th Century Coolie Labor


Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for a talk on Global Slavery, by Lisa T. Yun, on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This talk is free and open to the general public.

What does the history of 19th century Chinese coolie migration offer to present day debates on labor exploitation? Dr. Lisa Yun will examine the 19th century Chinese coolie migration to the Americas, focusing on its relevance and connection to contemporary debates regarding the nature of transnational indenture, slavery, and trafficking today. One contemporary example is the harsh indenture of South Asians in Qatar (with 90% of the nation’s population being South Asian imported labor) and their role in building infrastructure. 

Lisa T. Yun is an Associate Professor of English at Binghamton University – State University of New York. Dr. Yun received her PhD. from the University of Texas, and B.A. from Yale University. She is a co-founder of the Asian American Studies department at Binghamton University, and formerly served as Associate Director and Acting Director.  

Dr. Yun’s areas of interest include Asian Diasporas of the Americas, Asian American Literature and Culture, Freedom and Slavery, Black and Asian Comparative Studies, Colonial/Postcolonial literature, Creative Writing. Her current projects are on The Black Pacific and Asian Atlantic, and Coolie and Slave: Intersections of Histories and Literatures.

To RSVP for this talk, please visit Please be prepared to present proper identification when entering the building lobby. 

For those unable to attend, watch the live webcast of the talk on our website homepage, beginning at 6:15PM EST, or catch the post-live video and audio podcast online the following week. For updates and to view videos from past events, please visit

See you on Friday!

Press Release: Executive Director Yang Chen Honored at Binghamton University Alumni Association’s Special Recognition Awards

NEW YORK, NY – Thursday, April 24, 2014 – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is pleased to announce its Executive Director, Yang Chen, will be receiving one of the Binghamton University Alumni Association’s Medals of Distinguished Service. A graduate of the Class of 1987, Yang Chen will be honored among many other esteemed alumni at the 2014 Special Recognition Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Binghamton University presents these awards to recognize volunteerism at the University and excellence in professional endeavors.

Yang serves as a mentor and role model to countless young attorneys and Binghamton alumni by assisting in establishing network connections between Binghamton alumni and professionals in various fields, Yang has taken on the role of strengthening the bonds between our communities.

“AABANY is pleased to congratulate our Executive Director Yang Chen on this well-deserved recognition,” said AABANY President Clara Ohr. “From his work in AABANY and beyond, Yang dedicated himself to giving back to whatever community he touches, whether it be his alumni network, the Asian American legal community, or any of the other communities that AABANY serves. Yang’s path from private legal practice to non-profit service has made him a unique role model, so we applaud Binghamton University on their selection and congratulate Yang on joining an exemplary and inspiring group of Binghamton alumni.”

For more information, please contact Simone Nguyen, AABANY Program Associate, at (718) 228-7206, or direct any inquiries to [email protected].

The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community.  Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole.  AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).


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