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2015 Haywood Burns Memorial Award Reception
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When: 1/29/2015
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton New York Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
Madison Room, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 
United States

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The New York State Bar Association
Committee on Civil Rights
2015 Haywood Burns Memorial Award Reception

Glenn D. Magpantay
Former Democracy Program Director, Asian
American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Hilton New York Midtown
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
1335 Avenue of the Americas, Madison Room, 2nd Floor New York City

RSVP by Wednesday, January 21, 2015 with this reply card and return via email or fax
to Bridget Donlon •
518.487.5541 • 518.487.5579 (fax)

Glenn D. Magpantay

For over sixteen years, Glenn D. Magpantay has defended and prompted the voting rights of Asian Americans at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. As AALDEF’s Democracy Program Director, he has pressed for inclusive access to the vote through bilingual ballots and greater political representation and recognition of one of the nation’s fastest growing minority groups.

He oversaw AALDEF’s Asian American Election Protection efforts in fifteen states. He has coordinated the nation's largest multilingual exit polls of Asian Americans. Every year he has worked with several law firms to encourage hundreds of attorneys to help monitor poll sites to guard against anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement.

He is a recognized authority on the federal Voting Rights Act and Asian American political participation, including language access, election reform, redistricting, minority voter discrimination, multi-lingual exit polling, and the census.

Magpantay has published numerous scholarly articles, authored a number of reports, and has given commentary to numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, CNN, and National Public Radio.

He teaches Race & the Law and the Individual Rights and Representation clinical seminar at Brooklyn Law School. He now serves as a Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA).

He is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) where he served on its Board of Directors, and has led its Pro Bono and new LGBT Committees.

Magpantay attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, and graduated cum laude from New England School of Law in Boston, after being admitted as an affirmative action beneficiary.