About the Speaker Series (Superseded)
About the Speaker Series, "ABAS Law Foundation Presents..."
The ABAS LAW FOUNDATION is celebrating 20 years of law-related educational and charitable works in greater Sacramento's Asian/Pacific community. We have put on workshops including immigration assistance, employment discrimination law, and election procedures; we have given scholarships to community-conscious activist law students through our annual golf tournament; we have supported activities such as the Hmong Mediation Project, and we are continuing to administer a $47,400 federal research grant that is leading to a book on World War II's notorious Tule Lake concentration camp.
In 2017 we produced a series of events to provoke discussion and inform the public on often-overlooked subjects, including civic responsibility, our unjust bail system, our nation’s discriminatory and unconstitutional wartime actions, and dissent at the notorious Tule Lake concentration camp.
We start 2018 by joining forces with the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival in screening two important documentaries: “Resistance at Tule Lake” and “The Cats of Mirikitani.” After May, our series will continue with a showing of “Sold,” a true story of a young Nepalese girl who was subjected to international sex trafficking. Plans are in the works for an educational program on the 2020 Census, highlighting concerns over the undercounting of ethnic and racial minorities. Finally, we are planning to sponsor a training session where attendees will learn to spot and disrupt bullying—bystanders can become upstanders.
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