Asia Practice Committee Hosts Dinner at Fogo de Chao

On August 6, some two dozen members of the Asia Practice Committee enjoyed various high quality cuts of steak, lamb, and pork as well as a market table salad bar filled with a colorful palate of fresh and flavorful ingredients at the legendary Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse in Midtown West. Taking advantage of the great deals being offered during New York City Restaurant Week, the Committee gathered to dine and chat about its mission and upcoming events, including a joint event with Supchina on December 4, 2019. We connected with old and new friends and enjoyed an amazing and very filling dinner.

Thank you to everyone who attended this event. Thanks also to our Committee Chairs for their leadership: Conlyn Chan, Alex Yong Hao, Chris Kwok, and Jian Wu . To learn more about the Asia Practice Committee and to contact the Co-Chairs, click here.

AABANY Tax Club Dinner

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Tax Committee held its quarterly Tax Club Dinner at Tang Pavilion. The diverse group of attendees discussed a wide variety of tax, business, and other non-tax considerations for qualified opportunity zones, a hot new tax incentive that promotes equity investments in certain designated low-income communities. Many qualified opportunity zones can be found in Asian communities, including Flushing, Sunset Park, and Chinatown in Philadelphia. It is anticipated that the next Tax Club dinner, during the summer, will discuss lending businesses and their tax implications for both U.S. and foreign investors.

To learn more about the Tax Committee and how to contact the Co-Chairs, go to https://www.aabany.org/page/453.

Thanks to Tax Committee Co-Chair Libin Zhang, Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, for providing the write-up and photo for this blog post.

AABANY Co-Sponsors a Book Release Event: Practical Equality, by Robert Tsai

From left to right: Chris Kwok (Mediator at JAMS), Prof. Suzanne Kim (Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School), Prof. Robert Tsai (Professor of Law at American University and the author of Practical Equality), Hon. Denny Chin (Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit), Yang Chen (Executive Director of AABANY)

On March 11, AABANY co-sponsored a book release of Robert Tsai’s new book, Practical Equality. The event was held at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and was also co-sponsored by UCLA Alumni New York Tri-State Network and Association of Asian American Yale Alumni.

Robert L. Tsai is a professor of law at American University. He is the author of Practical Equality and America’s Forgotten Constitutions and his essays have appeared in Boston Globe, Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, Politico, Boston Review, and Slate.

Professor Tsai’s new book discusses a practical approach towards fighting for equality through the lens of legal ideas. It proposes that arguments not directly relevant to equality may achieve the goals of equality. It offers an alternative and more practical approach to the fight for justice.

The event mainly featured a panel discussion of the book. We were honored to have on the panel Hon. Denny Chin, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Suzanne Kim, Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School and Judge Denny Chin Scholar, and Professor Robert Tsai, the book’s author. The panel discussion featured many subjects, including Judge Chin and Prof. Kim’s thoughts on the book, people of colors’ historic struggles for justice, and contemporary political issues. The panel ended with a Q&A session, during which the audience engaged the panelists with questions raised by the panel discussion and the issues addressed in the book. Afterwards, the audience got to mingle among each other and with Professor Tsai, who also signed copies of the book which were made available for sale.

Panel discussion with Judge Chin (left), Prof. Tsai (middle) and Prof. Kim (right).

AABANY would like to congratulate Professor Tsai on the release of his new book. We thank Judge Chin, Professor Tsai, and Professor Kim for participating in the event. We thank Chris Kwok, Chair of the Issues Committee, for organizing the event. We also thank Seyfarth Shaw LLP for hosting the event at their office, and UCLA Alumni New York Tri-State Network and Association of Asian American Yale Alumni for co-sponsoring the event.

Friday Evening Lecture Series: Asian/Asian American Scholars of Education

On Friday, March 8, 2019, AAARI, a CUNY-wide scholarly research and resource center on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans, is holding a talk, Asian/Asian American Scholars of Education: 21st Century Pedagogies, Perspectives, and Experiences, by Nicholas D. Hartlep & Daisy Ball from 6pm to 8pm, at 25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan.

The talk is free and open to the general public. To RSVP for this talk, please visit https://19-03-08hartlep.eventbrite.com. Please be prepared to present proper identification when entering the building lobby. If you are unable to attend the talk, streaming video and audio podcast will be available online the following week.

Nicholas D. Hartlep and Daisy Ball will discuss their book Asian/American Scholars of Education: 21st Century Pedagogies, Perspectives, and Experiences, which shares the knowledge and travails of Asian/American luminaries in the field of education. This unique collection of essays acknowledges the struggle that Asian/American Education scholars have faced when it comes to being regarded as legitimate scholars deserving of endowed or distinguished status.

Books will be available for purchase ($40 each, cash and credit card accepted) and signing after their talk.

Mapping a Literary Landscape: The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature

Mapping a Literary Landscape: The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature

Novelist Kermit Roosevelt on the Internment of Japanese Americans

The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development and the American Constitution Society invite you to join us for a conversation with novelist and University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Kermit Roosevelt.

Professor Roosevelt will discuss his acclaimed new novel, Allegiance, which explores the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII, arguably one of the most shameful civil rights violations committed by the U.S. government.

Date
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Time
5:30 p.m.

Location
St. John’s School of Law
Belson Moot Court Room | Second Floor

We’re proud to foster an ongoing dialogue on civil rights at St. John’s Law and we hope you’ll join us and add your perspective to this vital community conversation.

More Information
You don’t need to RSVP to attend this event. If you have any question, please contact Professor Elaine Chiu at chiue1@stjohns.edu.

Asian Stereotypes: Understanding How Microaggressions Impact Professionals & Youth

What do Asian stereotypes have to do with the way we’re treated in schools and the workplace? How do the “model minority” and “perpetual foreigner” images influence our academic and professional careers – and how do we overcome the “bamboo ceiling”?

On Oct. 27, leadership consultant Gloria S. Chan and psych expert Kevin Nadal will lead us in an illuminating discussion about the impact of Asian stereotypes on our everyday lives and how we can effectively address them to achieve growth and success.

Event Details:

Tues., Oct. 27, 6-8 PM
505 8th Ave., 20th Floor

RSVP:

Seating is limited. To RSVP, please CLICK HERE.

The 103rd Official Commemoration of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 

12:00pm The 103rd Official Commemoration of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

At the site of the fire, the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street (23-29 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003)

The theme of this year’s anniversary commemoration is We Are All Workers, in recognition of the struggle of workers everywhere to find safety and dignity. The legacy of outrage following the tragic deaths of 146 workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory urges us to demand lasting change now.  We hope you can join us and please spread the word on facebook!     

5:30pm From Triangle Shirtwaist to Bangladesh: The Garment Industry, Tragedy, and Workplace Safety Reform

Roosevelt House at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th Street (btwn. Park and Madison Avenues), New York, NY 10065

Please join us for a panel discussion of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and its effect on labor laws and workplace safety in the US, and of recent factory fires and collapses in Bangladesh and how these tragedies might help drive similar reforms in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the developing world. The event is organized by Hunter College Human Rights Program and will feature:

  • Judy Gearhart, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum, Washington, D.C.
  • Dan Katz, Provost, National Labor College, Washington, D.C.
  • Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University
  • Dina Siddiqi, Professor of Anthropology, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Moderated by: Donna Haverty-Stacke, Associate Professor of History, Hunter College.

All are welcome for this free event, but please RSVP