Upcoming Events

APABA Events

 

SEPTEMBER 29: DRAGON 5280 FUNDRAISER

Vietgone @ Denver Center of Performing Arts

September 29 (Saturday), 7:30 PM

Help close out Vietgone, a production featuring the first ever all Asian cast at the Denver Center of Performing Arts! This is a powerful love and adventure story that you shouldn't miss! Vietgone is written by Vietnamese playwright Qui Nguyen, who was inspired by the meeting of his parents who came to America as war refugees. You'll see the characters' experiences of immigration, the Vietnam War, eating burritos for the first time, encountering hippies, biker gangs, ninjas, and more!

When you purchase tickets for this show, $5 will go to Dragon 5280, the organization that runs the Colorado Dragon Boat and Dragon Film Festival! Special ticket pricing available in limited quantities!

denvercenter.org/Vietgone

Special price ticket link:
https://goo.gl/1B3vR1
Promo code: DRAGON

Choose from light blue seats in rows A-C.

 

SEPTEMBER 8: SUMMER PICNIC

Join us for a family friendly summer BBQ with members of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association!  Food and drink provided. 

When: Saturday, September 9th, Noon - 3pm

Where: Ruby Hill Park, 1200 W. Florida Ave., Denver, CO 80223

Picnic Area 4: Enter from the S Osage St and W. Florida Ave entrance, continue briefly north on S Osage St, and park in the first parking lot to the west.

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR APABA AWARDS

At the APABA annual banquet, we recognize two leaders who have made contributions to our community. Nominations are now being accepted for the Minoru Yasui Community Service Award and the Governor Ralph Carr Award. Nominate yourself or someone you know by submitting a statement of why the nominee deserves the honor. Send nominations to Nicoal Sperrazza, nsperrazza@3ilaw.com no later than March 30, 2018.

Minoru Yasui Community Service Award
Each year, APABA and the APABA Foundation award the Minoru Yasui Community Service Award.  The award goes to an individual or group whose community service exemplifies the achievement of Mr. Yasui, who challenged the laws applied to Japanese-Americans during World War II and advocated for civil rights and liberties of American citizens, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Governor Ralph Carr Award
The Governor Ralph Carr Award is given to a young attorney (10 years of practice or less) who has exhibited a commitment to public service through public sector work or a substantial commitment to community service. The award winner will be directed to spend the stipend toward CLE or repaying law school loans.  Governor Carr went against popular anti-Japanese sentiment by urging Coloradans to welcome evacuees during the government's decision to resettle Japanese-Americans from the West Coast to a camp at Amache near Granada, Colorado.  Carr's advocacy for racial tolerance and for protection of the basic rights of Japanese-Americans are generally thought to have cost him his political career, including his ambition for election to the United States Senate.

MARCH 21: APABA GENERAL MEETING

Our next general meeting will be held on March 21st at Imperial Chinese Seafood (431 S Broadway, Denver) from 12 - 1PM. All members are welcome! Please RSVP to Sumi Lee at sumi.lee@usbank.com by March 19th if you plan to attend.

APRIL 27: APABA ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

You are cordially invited to the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado's Annual Awards Banquet on April 27, 2018. We will be looking back at our past year and recognize leaders who have made contributions to the Asian Pacific American community. Please join us for an evening of community, entertainment, and dinner.

All proceeds from APABA Colorado's Annual Banquet will benefit the Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation organized in 1995 to receive and administer funds for educational and charitable purposes. Together with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado, the Foundation serves Colorado's legal and underprivileged communities through scholarships and mentorship programs to students, educational and charitable programs to the community at large, and legal services to communities of color. 

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018

Time: 5:30PM Cash Bar, 6:30PM Dinner

Location: Kings Land Restaurant,  2200 W Alameda Ave #44, Denver, CO 80223

Register for the banquet here. We look forward to seeing you on April 27th. Thank you for you continued support!

Community Events

JANUARY - EARLY APRIL 2018 (OPENING CEREMONY ON FEB 2): I WANT THE WIDE AMERICAN EARTH EXHIBIT AT UNC

The University of Northern Colorado’s Asian Pacific American Student Services would be honored if you could join us in a celebration of Asian Pacific American history, an exploration of how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped our nation. Beginning January 29th,the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) will be hosting the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story.” While this first of its kind exhibition is in Colorado, the University will be sponsoring events which explore Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) history, issues of identity and intersectionality, and the unique contributions of the AAPI community to America.

On February 2nd, from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM the University of Northern Colorado will be hosting an opening ceremony for this exhibit at the James Michener UNC library, located on 14th Avenue & 20th Street in Greeley, Colorado.  We will be featuring local AAPI artists, advocates, and scholars to highlight the exceptional contributions of the AAPI community to Colorado’s history. Join us in this inaugural celebration of the AAPI community and honoring their stories.

For more information on event times and directions please visit their website or email Alethia.Stovall@unco.edu.

MARCH 30, 2018: DU WATER LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM


Join us for the 11th annual Water Law Review Symposium. The 2018 Symposium will explore how underserved communities use water law individually and collectively with others to empower themselves to achieve equitable water governance.

What: 2018 Water Law Review's Symposium "Forging Sovereignty, Self Determination, and Solidarity through Water Law"
When: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: Registration begins at 7:30AM
Symposium between 8:30AM - 5PM
Reception 5:00 PM - 6:30PM
Where: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2255 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80208
CLE: CLE Credits pending: 7 General, 1 Ethics

Please visit the symposium website or email Lindsey Ratcliff LRatcliff19@law.du.edu for more information.

MAY 3, 2018: ROCKY MOUNTAIN IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY NETWORK (RMIAN)'S IMMIGRANT LIBERTY AWARDS

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network's (RMIAN) Immigrant Liberty Awards honors the outstanding contributions of immigrants and exceptional advocates in our community and our shared efforts in creating a more just society.

This year's Immigrant Liberty Awards, themed "Rise Together," will be held on May 3rd at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver. The event will feature a dinner, a silent & live auction, and the Immigrant Liberty Awards ceremony. APABA Member Judge Cindy Dang is one of this year's honorees, and APABA Treasurer Harry Budisidharta will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Learn more and purchase tickets here.



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