CACAGNY Presents Third Mid-Autumn Film Festival Oct. 26-27

Come out to the Mid-Autumn Film Festival presented by Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York on October 26 and 27. The festival will be held at 21 Pell Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown to celebrate Chinese American filmmakers and Chinese American stories in film.

11 films and 3 shorts will be presented. Discussions will be held with filmmakers, and you will have an opportunity to see Frank Chen, Curtis Chin, Baldwin Chiu, Leslie Li, Rick Quan, Peter Rosen, Lan Trinh, Miao Wang, and more.

Films by or about Chinese Americans will include TyrusMaineland, and, in commemoration of I.M. Pei (1917-2019), First Person Singular: I.M. Pei.

To see a trailer for Tyrus, click on the following link:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=tyrus+trailer&view=detail&mid=959F6E1555A8D71B2115959F6E1555A8D71B2115&FORM=VIRE

To see a trailer for Maineland, click on the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7pCyLeeyd8

In addition to the screenings, you will also have an opportunity to see bodybuilder/Bruce Lee mentor, first Chinese American mayor of a major city, only Taiwanese NY Yankee, Chinese Ginger Rogers, Chinese Andrews Sisters, a dramatization of a civil rights incident and more, followed by conversations with the filmmakers. A reception will be held on Saturday night, October 26th.

For more information, click on the following links:
https://twitter.com/filmautumn
https://www.facebook.com/CACAGNYMidAutumnFilmFestival/

To learn more about the program and to purchase tickets, click on the following link: http://www.cacagny.org/upcoming-events.html

Reduced prices are available.

Rep. Nydia Velazquez Hosts ADA Compliance Workshop on Mar. 20 in Chinatown

On March 20, 2019, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez is holding a workshop and roundtable discussion for small business owners on complying with the Americans with Disability Act.

Special guests invited to the event are State Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assembly Members Yuh-Line Niou and Harvey Epstein, and Council Members Margaret Chin and Carlina Rivera.

The workshop and discussion will be held in Chinatown at 49 Madison Street, New York, NY.

Thank you to our October Pro Bono Clinic Volunteers!

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October’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic, held on Wednesday, October 10 at 3 Bowery Street in Confucius Plaza, brought out 17 lawyers and 6 interpreters who volunteered their time to help 51 clients:

Lawyers:

  • Zhixian Liu
  • Wei Li
  • Sylvia Chin
  • Sonya Chung
  • Rachel Yoo
  • May Kay Wong
  • Lord Chester So
  • Kwok Kei Ng
  • Kevin Hsi
  • Kelly Diep
  • Francis Chin 
  • David Lu
  • Conlyn Chan
  • Christopher Chin
  • Chris M. Kwok 
  • Annie Tsao
  • Jiayun Zhang 

Interpreters:

  • Alva Lin
  • Xianxiao (Emily) Li
  • Wen Zhang
  • Wei Ling Huang 
  • Rachel Chen 
  • Emily Li 

Special thanks to Roger Chen and Johnny Thach for coordinating the clinic, and the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Co-Chairs Pauline Yeung, Karen Kithan Yau, Ming Chu Lee, and Asako Aiba for their leadership. 

If you are interested in volunteering at next month’s Pro Bono Clinic on November 14, please contact Asako Aiba at asako.aiba@aabany.org. AABANY’s Monthly Pro Bono Clinic occurs every second Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. 

Chinatown’s Ghost Scam

Chinatown’s Ghost Scam

On June 14, the Pro Bono Monthly Clinic, held on the second Wednesdays of the month at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce offices at Confucius Plaza, our volunteers assisted 23 clients from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Please join us in thanking all our attorneys and translators that evening:

Attorneys: 

  • Ming Chu Lee
  • Kevin Hsi
  • Barbie Hsu
  • Charles Chen
  • Asako Aiba
  • Jessica Agarwal
  • Beatrice Leong
  • Yifei He
  • Michelle Yeung
  • Shengyang Wu
  • Anita Wu
  • Yee Ling Poon
  • Yijie Song

Translators: 

  • Flora Ferng
  • Jojo Hwang
  • Wei Li
  • Sam Yang
  • Quentin Wong
  • Siyi Luo
  • Yuxian Chen
  • Rosie Wong
  • Xunjie Shi

We would also like to thank Ariana Pabalan, who was the Volunteer Coordinator. If you would like to volunteer as an attorney or interpreter, please email ariana.a.pabalan@gmail.com.

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