The Government’s Role in Combating AAPI Hate
APABA-DC and SABA-DC are deeply troubled by the steep rise in hate crimes and acts of discrimination targeting the AAPI community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, especially the recent violent attacks against AAPI elders in Northern California and the horrific shooting of six AAPI women and others in Atlanta. Given that we live and work in the Nation’s Capitol, we have a keen interest in the role the federal government can and should play in combating such discrimination, the intersection between federal and state laws, and what we in the DC area can do to help. Please join us on Tuesday, March 30 at 6pm Eastern for an important and timely discussion with esteemed former government officials:
· Jessie K. Liu, Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
· Robert K. Hur, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland and former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice
· Roy L. Austin, Jr., Vice President for Civil Rights & Deputy General Counsel at Facebook and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
You can RSVP here. Please feel free to share this event with your affinity groups, colleagues, friends, and family. If you have any questions, please reach out to Erica Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are thankful for the co-sponsorship of NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association), APABA-Maryland (Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland), APABA-VA (Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia), AILA-DC (American CAMBA (Capital Area Muslim Bar Association), DBC (Diverse Bar Coalition—National Capital Region), GWAC (Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association), HBA-DC (Hispanic Bar Association of DC), KABA-DC (Korean American Bar Association of Washington, DC), SABA-DC (South Asian Bar Association of DC), TALC-DC (Taiwanese American Lawyers Committee of DC), WBA (Washington Bar Association), Washington Council of Lawyers, WBA-DC (Women’s Bar Association of DC), Georgetown APALSA (Georgetown Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association), GW APALSA (George Washington University Law School Asian Pacific American Law Students Association), and HLSA-DC (Harvard Law School Association of Washington DC).
When: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6:00pm EST
Where: Zoom (link to be emailed to registrants)