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South Asians in Support of Black Lives: In Conversation with Arjun S. Sethi

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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South Asians in Support of Black Lives: In Conversation with Arjun S. Sethi

SABA-DC is excited to kick off its first event in a series of programs aimed at understanding and combating racial injustice.  We will be discussing the history of race-based violence in the United States and explore how South Asians can support Black communities during this critical time.

First up...a conversation with Arjun S. Sethi. Arjun is a human rights lawyer, community activist, and author based in Washington, D.C. He works closely with Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Sikh communities and is an expert in policing, the war on terror, and racial and religious profiling.  His writing has appeared in CNN Opinion, The Guardian, Politico magazine, USA Today, and the Washington Post, and he is featured regularly on national radio and television.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School. 

In 2018, Arjun published American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, a moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election.

Moderator: Niyati Shah, Director of Litigation at Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Niyati Shah is the Director of Litigation at Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC). Ms. Shah served as one of the lead attorneys in LUPE v. Ross, a successful challenge to the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 census. Prior to joining Advancing Justice | AAJC, Ms. Shah investigated, litigated, and advocated against violations of federal constitutional and election laws nationwide, including the Voting Rights Act. She is an expert on the implementation of Sections 5 and 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), working both cooperatively with, as well as litigating against, states to enforce the NVRA in federal courts across the country. 

When: Wednesday, July 8th, 7pm-8pm EST

Where: Zoom link to be emailed to registrants by 5pm on 7/8


Our goal is to address the needs and concerns of the South Asian American legal community in Washington, D.C. while providing our members with the knowledge and support necessary to reach their personal and professional goals.

You can find us here:

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

P.O. Box 65349
Washington, D.C. 20035

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