February 19 -- 2013 Justice in Action Awards Honoring Congressman John Lewis, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Simone Wu

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Year of the Snake, 4711
Lunar New Year Gala
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers, NYC

2013 Justice in Action Award Recipients

Congressman John Lewis
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (Georgia)
Presenter: Rep. Grace Meng

Jose Antonio Vargas
Define American
Presenter: David Henry Hwang

Simone Wu
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Presenter: Gordon Smith

Emcees: Juju Chang & Sree Sreenivasan

6:00 PM Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner

RSVP by February 13, 2013

For more information or to purchase tickets,
email events@aaldef.org or call 212.966.5932.



Jasmine Ball Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Juan Cartagena LatinoJustice PRLDEF | Javade Chaudhri Sempra Energy | Douglas K. Chia Johnson & Johnson | Kathy Hirata Chin Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP | Ken Chin Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | Kirby Chin Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | Sylvia Fung Chin White & Case LLP | Margaret Cho | Art Chong Broadcom Corporation | Edward J. Chung Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | Nancy Chung Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | John P. Corrado Baker Hostetler LLP | Margarita Flores Anheuser-Busch | Lucas Guttentag Yale Law School | Suhana S. Han Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC/The Nation | David Henry Hwang | Sherrilyn Ifill NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund | Stephen P. Joyce Choice Hotels International, Inc. | Hoon-Jung Kim Citigroup Inc. | Julie J. Kim Proskauer Rose LLP | Richard K. Kim Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Elizabeth Leckie Allen & Overy LLP | Parkin Lee The Rockefeller Group | William F. Lee WilmerHale | Sandra Leung Bristol-Myers Squibb Company | Loida Nicolas Lewis | Don H. Liu Xerox Corporation | Norman C. Liu GE Capital Aviation Services | Lily J. Lu Arnold & Porter LLP | Anthony T. Nguyen Patton Boggs LLP | Patrick Oh Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP | Pat Curran Reinhardt MetLife | Laurie N. Robinson Corporate Counsel Women of Color | Thomas L. Sager DuPont | Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Tommy Shi Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC | Paul J. Shim Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Moses Silverman Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Mary Snapp Microsoft Corporation | Richard A. Spehr Mayer Brown LLP | Amy Suh Edward and Amy Suh Foundation | Susanna M. Suh Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP | George Takei | Jean L. Tom Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP | Ko-Yung Tung Morrison & Foerster LLP | Katrina vanden Heuvel The Nation | Barbara Wahl Arent Fox LLP | Waide Warner Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | BD Wong | Patti T. Wu Sidley Austin LLP | Dwight S. Yoo Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Andrew J. Yoon Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Brian Youn Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP | Alice Young Kaye Scholer LLP


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