The Vietnamese Fishermen v. The Ku Klux Klan
Thank you to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP for sharing the video of AABANY’s APA Heritage Month event, a trial reenactment on May 11, 2016 of Vietnamese Fishermen v. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan!
Special thanks to Kathy Hirata Chin of Cadwalader who led the trial reenactment with her husband Judge Denny Chin and provided this video of the event.
The Cadwalader Asian Pacific American Attorney Resource Group and the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) presented a historical reenactment of the Vietnamese Fisherman v. the Ku Klux Klan. Members of AABANY, Cadwalader attorneys and the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit told the story of the Vietnamese Fisherman fighting to stop the Klan’s campaign of violence & intimidation, through reenactment of court proceedings, narration and historic photographs.
Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015
In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal recognizes the tenacity and creativity of professionals working daily to create a diverse legal community, …
Congratulations to Kathy Hirata Chin, Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and driving force behind AABANY’s Historical Trial Reenactments, for being named one of the Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015 in The New York Law Journal’s Special Report on March 30, 2015.
This issue recognizes the determination of attorneys who make it possible for other attorneys to succeed. The honorees assess the effectiveness of the diversity programs within their firms and to keep what worked, toss the rest, learn from mistakes and, if necessary, start over.
To read about Kathy’s great work and the notable accomplishments of other leaders, click on the link above. (Subscription may be required.)
On Thursday, January 30, the AABANY Re-enactment Team performed “22 Lewd Chinese Women: Chy Lung v. Freeman” at Cadwalader in New York City. Because not all the cast members who were part of the original production in Kansas City at the NAPABA National Convention were available, we welcomed John Bajit, Yasu Saito, Janicelynn Asamoto and the Hon. Kiyo Matsumoto to the New York staging. More than 250 people registered to attend this event, which played to a full house. After the performance, the audience engaged in a lively Q&A, followed by a reception. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the re-enactment!
Bar Uses Historical Reenactments as ‘Teaching Tool’
A roomful of attorneys was transported last Thursday to the early 1940s, when Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were forced from their homes and into internment camps, but could still be drafted to fight for the country that had stripped them of their constitutional rights.
The New York Law Journal covered the AABANY re-enactment of the Heart Mountain trials presented on July 11 at Cadwalader. AABANY again thanks Cadwalader for hosting the event, helping AABANY to inform and educate the public about important civil rights and social justice issues in American history raised by Asian Americans and their experience.