Sponsor(s): Georgetown University - India Initiative
On April 22, the Georgetown University India Initiative will host its inaugural India Ideas Conference. The day-long event will feature panel discussions, keynote lectures, and breakout sessions for participants to interact with U.S. and Indian thought leaders in government, business, civil society, and the academy.
This year, the theme is “Innovation in India." With a rapidly-growing economy and an increasingly affluent and outward-looking population, India is emerging not only as a global power in this century, but also as a hub for innovation across sectors. Speakers will focus on the successes and challenges of innovation in governance, urban planning, business, diplomacy, and sustainable energy delivery, and will offer a vision for the future. Participants will be able to interact with policymakers and practitioners working on India during this interactive conference, and they can also choose to participate in a research showcase.
The India Initiative is honored to host an array of distinguished speakers including Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India Arvind Subramanian, Co-Chair of the Senate India Caucus Senator Mark Warner, former U.S. Ambassador to India Rich Verma, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace Ashley Tellis, member of Madhya Pradesh’s fourteenth Vidhan Sabha Jaivardan Singh, Asia Director at the Environmental Defense Fund Richie Ahuja, and Director of Cities and Neighborhood Developments at the U.S. Green Building Council Vatsal Bhatt.
This event is co-sponsored by the Global Human Development Program and the Mortara Center in collaboration with the Georgetown University India Initiative.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by April 20 to Emily Paragamian, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made after April 20.
Sponsor(s): Georgetown Law Asian Pacific Law Student Association (APALSA)
APALSA cordially invites you to our annual Asian Pacific American Trailblazers: Between Two Worlds event on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Given your busy work schedules, even if you are unable to attend the entire event, we would encourage you to attend our networking reception at 8:00 pm at which food and beverages will be provided. M any students from across the DC metropolitan area will attend, and are looking forward to meeting and networking with practitioners in the APA legal community. The event will be held at the Gewirz Student Center (12th floor) on the Georgetown University Law Center campus at 120 F Street, NW in Washington, DC.
Sponsor(s): Dulles Justice Coalition
The Dulles Justice Coalition is a nonpartisan alliance of legal non-profits, law firms and private individuals, working to assist detainees at Dulles Airport as a result of the recent executive actions on immigration.
The Coalition has volunteer opportunities ranging from online to on the ground at Dulles, and tasks suitable for attorneys and non-attorneys ranging from greeting travelers, managing data entry, drafting talking points and press releases, to legal research.
If you can help out, fill out the volunteer form and indicate your availability for morning, afternoon, evening, or night and preference for weekend or weekday(s) that work for you. Please mention “SABA-DC” at the end of the form. The Coalition will respond to you with an assignment and details. https://www.dullesjustice.org/
Sponsor(s): Practising Law Institute
This important free briefing is offered in response to community demand and the great need for training on this topic.
A RECORDING OF THE WEBINAR IS AVAILABLE AT THE LINK ABOVE.
Topics to be addressed include:
Sponsor(s): Washington Council of Lawyers
Washington Council of Lawyers is pleased to host a Dinner & Discussion with Seema Gajwani, Special Counsel on Juvenile Justice Reform at the D.C. Office of the Attorney General.
Ms. Gajwani has dedicated her career to juvenile justice issues. First she worked as a trial lawyer at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and later she served as a policy advocate at the Public Justice Foundation. Join us for an opportunity to connect and converse with other public-interest-minded lawyers and law students, and to hear Ms. Gajwani’s remarks about the importance of juvenile justice reforms in our city and around the country.
WHAT: Dinner & Discussion with Seema Gajwani
WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (601 Massachusetts Avenue NW)
COST: $25 for WCL members; $30 for non-members
Sponsor(s): Embassy of India, Washington DC
This day seventy years ago, India's Constituent Assembly convened for the first time in New Delhi. Over the next three years, the Assembly drafted, debated, and adopted the world's longest written constitution. That charter serves as the bedrock of India's democracy and guides the destinies of its more than a billion citizens. In erecting a republic, India's founders drew considerably upon the practices, traditions, lessons and experiences of the United States' constitution. Incorporating archival work and photographs, this talk will examine America's contributions to the making and working of India's constitution. Besides exploring the historical connections between the two countries, the talk will emphasize the common constitutional features, values, and commitments that the two democracies share.
Vikram Raghavan is a lawyer at an international organization in Washington, DC. Beyond his professional commitments, Vikram remains deeply engaged in Indian constitutional law and history. Several years ago, Vikram created and now contributes to Law and Other Things, a widely read blog on Indian constitutional law. He has authored a book titled Communications Law in India (LexisNexis 2006) and co-edited a volume of essays: Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia (Oxford University Press 2013). Presently, Vikram is working on an Oxford Shorter Introduction to India's Legal System. Over the medium term, Vikram hopes to write a detailed narrative account about how India became a constitutional republic in 1950.
Vikram lectures regularly at Indian law schools and before other audiences about India's founding as a republic and its constitutional history.
Sponsor(s): Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Washington, DC
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Location: Morrison Foerster, 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 6000, Washington, DC (near Farragut West Metro)
Refreshments: Light refreshments and beverages will be provided, courtesy of Morrison Foerster
RSVP: Register by completing the form here by November 25, 2016; all attendees must register in advance.
If you have any questions, please contact APABA-DC’s VP for Education, Jayna Marie Rust (email@example.com)
Sponsor(s): Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Washington, DC
For the second straight year, APABA-DC has registered a team/boat for the regatta, which will be held on DC's Southwest Waterfront on August 27, 2016. This year the race consists of two 200-meter and two 500-meter races; there is also the possibility that the team will participate in the 1,000-meter race. Please read below for details on joining us for this annual event:
Dragon Boat Racing: for those unfamiliar with the sport, it is sort of like racing in a 20-person canoe; it is a great workout, but it is also something that people of all ages and athletic abilities can do; we have had kids join our team (as long as they are 12+) and have had paddlers that are in their mid-70s
Dates and Times: regatta is all day on August 27, 2016; practices are August 14 and August 20 at 10:00 a.m. (all team members should plan to attend both practices)
Locations: the regatta and practices are at the Gangplank Marina
Fee/Cost: $50 for members and $60 for non-members (APABA-DC has offered its member price for SABA-DC members)
What Team Members Receive with Their Registration Fee: two practices, entry into the regatta races, breakfast and lunch the day of the regatta, personal-floatation device and paddle for practices and race day (if needed), and fantastic networking and fun
A Few Additional Notes: we are still looking for a sponsor for the team; if we are able to confirm sponsorship, members will receive jerseys; if we are unable to obtain sponsorship, new members will be required to purchase a jersey
If you are interested in joining the team, please register here. You will receive an email confirmation and payment instructions following your registration. If you have any questions, please contact team captain Jayna Marie Rust firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor(s): American India Foundation Young Professionals - DC Chapter
Attention D.C. foodies: Eat 4 Charity is BACK!
The American India Foundation Young Professionals - DC Chapter is pleased to invite you to this year's Eat 4 Charity, the summer food competition between local aspiring chef-testants to help raise money and awareness for AIF's programs and work.
The best part? Let your tastebuds decide who gets to join the ranks of D.C.'s next best chef! AIF's Eat 4 Charity winners gets to take home a cash prize, sponsor swag, future one-on-one time with one of our celebrity judges to discuss the DC food scene, and most importantly, a year's worth of bragging rights!
Your ticket grants you:
-Admission to the event, including tastings from all the incredible chef-testants and vendors
-Raffle ticket for some cool prizes
-An afternoon in Eastern Market and endless food pictures for your Instagram
100% of the proceeds from Eat 4 Charity will go to the Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative, the featured AIF signature program for the 2015-2016 YP DC Leadership Council. MANSI works to provide the resources and support required to empower local communities to care for their mothers and children while improving the local health system. Learn more about MANSI: http://aif.org/investment-area/public-health/
A huge thanks to our sponsors:
SS Indian Grocery
Are you interested in joining the AIF YP DC team? Our 2016-2017 fiscal year applications are now open! Apply HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8Q8H22P
Sponsor(s): Hindu American Foundation
Learn first hand from lawmakers, world-renowned policy experts, and human rights leaders about the latest issue impacting Hindus in the U.S. and around the world.
WHERE: Top of the Hill Ballroom, Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE, Washington D.C.
WHEN: Monday, June 20th, 2016, 9am-3:30pm
RSVP via Eventbrite: Click Here
Event registration opens
PANEL DISCUSSION: Minority Hindu Communities, A Human Rights Perspective
How can American foreign policy effectively address human rights concerns plaguing minority Hindu communities and international security threats in South Asia?
• Bharath Gopalswamy, PhD. — Director, Atlantic Council South Asia Center • Rukhsana Hasib — Author, Women's Rights Activist, 1971 Bangladesh Genocide Survivor • Farahnaz Ispahani — Author, Human Rights Advocate, former Member of the Parliament of Pakistan • Samir Kalra, Esq. (moderator) — HAF Senior Director and Human Rights Fellow
• Vanita Gupta — Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
PANEL DISCUSSION: Hindu Americans and Civil Rights
What domestic policy concerns should Hindu Americans be keyed into?
• Caroline Darmody — Legislative Assistant, Office of Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) • Maggie Garrett — Legal Counsel, Americans United for Separation of Church & State • Michael Lieberman, Esq. — Washington Counsel, Anti-Defamation League • Paul Monteiro — Director, Community Relations Service at the U.S. Department of Justice • Suhag Shukla, Esq. (moderator) — HAF Executive Director and Legal Counsel
The Hindu American Foundation cordially invites you to its 13th Annual Capitol Hill Evening Reception on June 21. Please join us as we honor elected officials, interfaith activists, and community leaders. Come mingle with the HAF team and like-minded supporters, partake in festivities and food, and celebrate the many successes of Hindu American advocacy. This year, we'll also be celebrating our 2nd Annual International Yoga Day as we honor the timeless Hindu practice of karma yoga, union in service.
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-340, Washington, D.C.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016, 5:30 - 8:00pm
RSVP via Eventbrite: Click Here
(No yoga mats or exercise attire required)
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is an advocacy organization for the Hindu American community. The Foundation educates the public about Hinduism, speaks out about issues affecting Hindus worldwide, and builds bridges with institutions and individuals whose work aligns with HAF’s objectives. HAF focuses on human and civil rights, public policy, media, academia, and interfaith relations. Through its advocacy efforts, HAF seeks to cultivate leaders and empower future generations of Hindu Americans.
The Hindu American Foundation is not affiliated with any religious or political organizations or entities. HAF seeks to serve Hindu Americans across all sampradayas (Hindu religious traditions) regardless of race, color, national origin, citizenship, caste, gender, sexual orientation, age and/or disability.
Sponsor(s): Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Washington, DC (APABA-DC)
Come out and enjoy a rare opportunity to meet a panel of prominent Asian-Pacific American judges as they provide their insights on what makes good advocacy, professionalism, and useful practice tips. The panel will include:
The Honorable Sri Srinivasan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
The Honorable Raymond T. Chen
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Honorable Theodore D. Chuang
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
The Honorable Amit P. Mehta
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Light refreshments will be served.
Date: June 29, 2016, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Location: Ropes & Gray, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Please RSVP by close of business on June 28 to Kenie Ho and Keiko Takagi at email@example.com.
Sponsor(s): South Asian Performing Arts Network and Institute (SAPAN Institute)
The South Asian Performing Arts Network and Institute (The SAPAN Institute) is home to numerous lawyers and law students in the DMV area. Founded in 2007 by a group including two lawyers, The SAPAN Institute has encouraged the South Asian performing arts through dance, music, and theater.
I'm reaching out to invite your group to the SAPAN Institute's production, FORCES. The show will feature the three SAPAN branches, dance, music, and theater, collaborating in unique ways to explore the emotional range and two-faced nature of the four identified elements of WATER, FIRE, EARTH, and WIND. Our dancers, musicians, and actors are working hard to continue pushing the limits of what you've seen SAPAN do before, including spoken word, rap, and innovative dance forms!
We would love for members of SABA to attend and continue building this community! Please use the discount code SABA to purchase tickets!
Tickets are available at: www.universe.com/forces
Discount Code: SABA
Sponsor(s): Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC), Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC-DC)
APALRC and AAJC-DC is hosting another citizenship workshop next week in Falls Church, Virginia. Volunteers will assist with registration, filling out naturalization applications, and attend to other client needs throughout the day. Prior immigration experience is helpful but not necessary. If you are interested in volunteering, please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/75Q7THH.
The workshop information is as follows:
Date: April 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Like our other clinics, these are the walk-in hours. Volunteers are asked to commit from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM for training and wrap up.)
Location: Woodrow Wilson Library at 6101 Knollwood Dr, Falls Church, VA 22041.
Language Skills: While language skills are not required to volunteer, bilingual volunteers are most welcome.
Experience: Law students and attorneys are welcome. Immigration experience is helpful, but not required.
Food: Lunch will be provided.
12:00 - 12:30 PM: Check-in and lunch
12:30 PM: Attorney prescreen training
1:00 AM: Doors Open
4:00 PM: Doors close
As mentioned, while doors close at 4:00 PM, we would like volunteers to stay until the last applicant is processed. If you have to leave early, please let me know beforehand and make a note of it when you sign-in at the clinic.
If you have any friends or colleagues who are interested in volunteering, please have them email me directly.
If you have any questions, I can be reached via email or at (202) 706-7135.
Thanks in advance for volunteering your time at our event!
New Americans Campaign Attorney Fellow
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
1012 14th St. N.W., Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20005