SHATTERING THE MODEL MINORITY MYTH: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS FACING POVERTY IN NYC
DATE: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7:00-8:30 PM. A light reception will be offered from 6-7 PM.
Location: New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY, Room W401
Sponsored by The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School (NYLS).
Although Asian-/Pacific-Americans (APAs) have been often portrayed as well- assimilated, “well off,” successful, and considered part of the “model minority,” in reality many APAs experience significant socio-economic challenges. This CLE program and discussion forum highlights the changing demographic and needs of the burgeoning APA population in New York City, as well as policies affecting the APA community’s access to language assistance to governmental benefits and services, specifically for housing assistance and other benefits. We also hope to provide legal tools and resources, which law school students and members of the bar can use to offer pro bono or low-cost legal assistance to low or fixed-income members of this community.
Moderator: Karen Kithan Yau, Esq., Co-chair of AABANY’s Government
Service and Public Interest Committee (GSPIC)
Wei Hu, Esq., Deputy Director of Policy and Research, Family Independence Administration (FIA), NYC Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services (HRA)
Hon. Lydia C. Lai, J.H.C., Housing Court Judge, Kings County
Kavita Pawria-Sanchez, Esq., Assistant Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs
Grace Shim, Executive Director, MinKwon Center for Community Action
SHATTERING THE MODEL MINORITY MYTH: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS FACING
POVERTY IN NYC will offer 1.5 CLE credits (for transitional and non-transitional attorneys).