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South Asian Attorneys in the Arts

  • Sunday, April 03, 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom


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South Asian Attorneys in the Arts

SABA-DC’s Women’s Committee is excited to bring together three trailblazing South Asian attorneys—Tara Rao, Shelly Anand, and Gurinder Singh—to discuss their recent artistic endeavors and how their unique backgrounds and life experiences have led them to publishing and filmmaking.

Tara Rao works for Dax Nelson, P.A. and focuses her practice on estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship, and business planning. Tara enjoys dancing an ancient form of Indian dance, Bharatanatyam, and recently authored a children’s book, Ready to Dance!! Shelly Anand is the co-founder and Executive Director of Sur Legal Collaborative, an immigrant and worker rights nonprofit legal organization based in Georgia. Shelly’s debut picture book, Laxmi’s Mooch, tells the story of a young Indian American girl’s journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache. Gurinder Singh is Senior Counsel at Altice USA and director of the film Rising Lotus, a short film about a Punjabi immigrant woman stuck in an abusive arranged marriage, who finally musters the courage to escape when her estranged son's life is in danger. The film has been accepted in 18 film festivals worldwide so far.

The format of this event will be interactive, and audience participation is highly encouraged.   

Panelists: Tara Rao, Attorney, Dax Nelson, P.A and author of Ready to Dance!!

Shelly Anand, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sur Legal Collaborative and author of Laxmi’s Mooch

Gurinder Singh, Senior Counsel, Altice USA and director of Rising Lotus

Moderator: Priya Bhanu, Immediate Past President, SABA-DC and Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Department of State

When: Sunday, April 3, 2022, 3:00 pm EDT

Where: Zoom (link to be emailed to registrants)


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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