On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 1 PM to 3 PM, the Asian American Federation will be hosting an Upstander Training workshop to address the ways that xenophobia and scapegoating since the COVID-19 outbreak continue to rise, most consistently against Asian communities.
Through a presentation and interactive break-out groups, participants will explore opportunities and strategies to be “upstanders” during the current moment and help disrupt this wave of anti-Asian bias through safety interventions, de-escalation tactics, and calling-in strategies.
Please note the following summary and resource of COVID-19 updates as of May 13th, 2020, released by the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Anti COVID-19 Stigma
Health + COVID-19 Testing
Read more about the resources in English and Chinese here.
In addition, please note the following events hosted by the NYC Commission on Human Rights. The Mandarin Language Bystander Intervention Training: Responding to COVID-19 Scapegoating and Hate on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 PM and Wednesday, May 27 at 3:00 PM.
The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) was invited by the Asian American Federation and some of its member agencies – not-for-profit organizations that have substantial Chinese-speaking staff – to help with training their limited-English-proficient staff in their native languages on the prevention of sexual harassment in order to meet the new requirements under the New York State and New York City Human Rights Law.
On behalf of AABANY, Karen Kithan Yau, a co-chair of the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee and Eric Su, a co-chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee, both of whom are long-time employment lawyers, representing workers and employers respectively, gave three trainings, one in Cantonese Chinese, one in Mandarin Chinese, and one in English. The trainings took place in late September and early October. The training participants included kitchen and housekeeping staff, part-time teachers, museum staff, policy advocates, and an executive director. The discussion was rich, lively, and illuminating.
Every New York State employer is now required to provide sexual harassment training o their employees annually. That means that, as of October 9, 2019, every employer should have provided their first such training. Moreover, the New York State and City laws now protect virtually all employees, including contractors, subcontractors, vendors, consultants or others providing services from sexual harassment in the workplace. Thus the need to provide linguistically and culturally competent instruction is acute. The New York City Human Rights Commission has provided impressive training materials, including online trainings in 11 languages. However, there remain employees who will need training in their native languages. Experienced employment attorneys or skilled trainers of human resources areas who are linguistically and culturally competent will continue to be needed.
Learn more about AABANY’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee here. Learn more about AABANY’s Labor and Employment Law Committee here. Thanks to Karen and Eric for providing these trainings to organizations serving the Asian American community.
NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan (MFJC) Advanced Training Offerings:
The Manhattan FJC is excited to announce our next round of advanced training offerings.
Please click here to register for each training you are interested in attending. All training is FREE and provide professional development for service providers, community leaders, and City agencies on relevant topics regarding intimate partner violence, sex trafficking and elder abuse.
Thursday, May 30, 10:00am-12:00pm, Tech Abuse Facilitated by National Network to End Domestic Violence
Thursday, May 30th, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conducting a Nuanced and Holistic Assessment in Intimate Partner Violence Cases. Facilitated by: Facilitated by Steps to End Family Violence
Thursday, June 6, 10:00am-1:00pm, Consumer Law Facilitated by: CAMBA
All trainings take place at: 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10013
Space is limited. Please bring a photo I.D. and plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early to avoid security delays.
For more information, questions about the registration link, or to add any colleagues to the MFJC trainings list, please email Indhira Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manhattan Family Justice Center is pleased to announce our next round of Core I and II trainings series for the months of November and December 2018. Follow the link in the title for the dates and times. The MFJC Core Trainings Program was created to provide trainings on the most relevant topics for service providers, community-based leaders and city agencies working with victims and survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), sex trafficking and/or elder abuse. If you plan to attend more than one of the scheduled sessions, you must select each one. Once the training is no longer listed or available to select, it has reached maximum capacity of participants. For more information, contact Indhira Castro at IndhiraC@fjcnyc.org.
Accessibility Notice: 10 Hogan Place (around the left corner from 80 Center Street) is wheelchair accessible, including the entrance and restrooms. When you are at the indicated entrance, a building officer will bring down the electronic ramp for your use. If you require any other accommodations, such as ASL interpretation, please contact Indhira Castro at 212.602.2857 or IndhiraC@fjcnyc.org upon registration and no later than 5 business days before the event date in order to make sure we have an interpreter.
Applications are now available for the fifth annual Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) in Minneapolis on June 25-27, 2017. The CBLA is a collaborative effort among the American Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Native American Bar Association, and NAPABA. The CBLA will strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders through leadership training and professional development programs.
The CBLA is intended for up-and-coming bar leaders who have been in practice for 5-15 years and have served as officers of a NAPABA affiliate and/or chair/co-chair of a NAPABA committee.
Did you know that NAPABA is offering lawyers — whether in-house, law firm, government, public interest, or academia — a day-long leadership training program on May 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C., directly following NAPABA’s Lobby Day?
NAPABA is partnering with Ascend, a national non-profit organization for Asian Pacific American business professionals, to provide mid-to-senior level NAPABA members with key insights about the attributes, behavioral patterns, and core competencies needed to reach executive level positions. This pilot program will be presented by two experienced Ascend trainers and seeks to empower NAPABA members with the leadership tools necessary to reach and succeed at the highest levels of the legal profession.
Must be a NAPABA direct member (Attorney, Gold, or Platinum level). Not a direct member? Click here to become a direct member today.
Must have at least 5-10 years of experience in the legal field.
Must register by 5 p.m. EDT on April 12, 2017.
NAPABA is happy to offer the workshop at a special rate of $200 ($400 off the original price!).
NAPABA has secured a room block at the Hyatt Place Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol at $239/night (taxes & fees applicable). Book your room by April 21 to take advantage of this special rate!