Advocating for the Asian-American Community in 2017: Featuring Keynote Speaker Khizr Khan
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Please join us for an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event on May 24 at the Washington office of Hogan Lovells, featuring Khizr Khan, noted speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, as our keynote speaker. The event will also feature a panel discussion among Karen Narasaki of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Manar Waheed, Legislative and Advocacy Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, and Frederick Liu, Partner at Hogan Lovells, .
Our speakers will discuss recent challenges facing the Asian-American, other minority, and immigrant communities in the United States, as well as their work on behalf of civil and immigrant rights. A reception will follow.
This event is co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (APABA-DC), Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Korean-American Bar Association for the Washington, DC Area (KABA-DC), and South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (SABA-DC).
Khizr Khan is a lawyer, political consultant, and featured speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. He was also a manager for litigation technology at the Washington office of Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan & Hartson). He received his L.L.B. from the University of Punjab, in Pakistan, and his L.L.M. from Harvard Law School.
Karen Narasaki is a civil rights consultant. She currently serves as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She previously served as the executive director and president of Asian Americans Advancing Justice/AAJC, a leading Asian-American civil rights organization. Prior to that, she was the Washington Representative for the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and a senior associate at Perkins Coie. Ms. Narasaki received her B.A. from Yale College and her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.
Manar Waheed is Legislative and Advocacy Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She previously served as the Deputy Policy Director of Immigration for the White House Domestic Policy Council in the Obama Administration. Ms. Waheed received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Frederick Liu is a partner in the appellate group at Hogan Lovells. He has argued in the Supreme Court of the United States and has filed dozens of merits and certiorari-stage briefs in that Court. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Fred was a law clerk to The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., the Chief Justice of the United States. From 2014 to 2016, he served on the board of directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund, a nonprofit organization that brings together Asian Pacific American attorneys and law students in the D.C. area.