AALDEF Young Professionals Committee & Cardozo APALSA
LINSANITY Screening & Filmmaker Q&A
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue (@12th St., Moot Court Room), NYC
For more information: [email protected]
RSVP required by 3pm March 4th for all non-Cardozo students.
Following the panel, please join us for a post-screening party!
Happy hour specials all night.
Le Midi Bar & Restaurant
11 East 13th St. (btwn 5th Ave. & University Pl.)
AALDEF YPC and Cardozo APALSA present: “The documentary that began filming long before Linsanity became a pop culture reference. American’s favorite unlikely sports hero.” Please join us for an AALDEF 40th Anniversary presentation of the award-winning film LINSANITY followed by a special panel discussion with director Evan Jackson Leong and AALDEF Staff Attorney Thomas Mariadason. Donations to benefit AALDEF’s Educational Equity Program. Post-screening party with happy hour specials at Le Midi Bar & Restaurant, 11 East 13th Street (btw 5th Ave. and University Place). Can’t make it? You can still support AALDEF by clicking here to make a donation!
“Director Evan Jackson Leong embarked on this documentary before Jeremy Lin was a household name, following the future star as he struggled to find his place in a league where Asian American players are few and far between. More than just a film for basketball addicts, Linsanity serves as an insightful study of the way we perceive race in America and shows what is possible if someone believes in himself.” – Sundance
The Young Professionals Committee is dedicated to fostering the next generation of AALDEF supporters. Through social and networking events and other programming, the Young Professionals Committee aims to raise awareness about AALDEF’s wide range of efforts on behalf of the Asian American community.
By now if you haven’t heard about a certain point guard for the Knicks by the name of Jeremy Lin, you should probably stay hidden under that rock you’ve been hiding under. For the rest of you, AABANY is thinking about organizing a group outing to see Jeremy take the Knicks to the playoffs. We’re looking at April 17, the game against the Celtics. Seats will be in the West Balcony, cost is $130 per person.
If you’ve liked AABANY on Facebook or are a member of the AABANY LinkedIn group, please take the poll we’ve set up on those pages to gauge the interest in this excursion.
Here’s the link to AABANY’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/aabany.
Here’s the link to AABANY’s LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1943233&trk=anet_ug_hm&goback=.gmp_1943233
Let us know what you think! (You can also reply to this blog post by hitting the Comments link below).