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These events are not sponsored by SABA-DC, but they may be of interest to our members and our community.  Please submit requests for posting to sabadccommunications@gmail.com at least seven (7) days in advance of the event.  SABA-DC does not post Community Events that are political or partisan in nature.  All Community Events advertised must have a nexus to SABA-DC's mission or pertain to an issue of interest to the South Asian legal community. 
  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:05 AM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

    Please join WiseUp Texas for its first Civics and Chai webinar on July 15, 2020 from 8pm-9:30pm EST. We will speak with a panel of South Asian community leaders across the U.S. about what it means to be a good ally and how our communities can understand this unique moment in history. We will highlight responses from the SA community that have been successful at building a movement and starting a much-needed dialogue within our communities. 

    Shaya Karo (Coro Northern California) will be moderating the event and she will be joined by Amina Ishaq (An-Nisa Hope Center), Maryam Ali (South Asians for Black Lives Matter), and Mahnoor Hussain (South Asian Americans Leading Together).

    For more information and to register, please click here.

  • Thursday, July 09, 2020 10:28 AM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

    An Open Discussion on Reasons for this Lack of Diversity and An Examination of Viable Solutions

    This program is presented by the Women’s Bar Association and the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association (GWAC).

    Our esteemed panelists will share how they overcame discriminatory obstacles in the legal profession to attain their current positions. They will also discuss what actions can be taken to improve the number of Black women in leadership roles.
    According to the National Association for Law Placement, as of January 2019, women of color accounted for 3.19% of partners at major U.S. law firms, with 1.38% Asian, 0.77% Hispanic, and 0.68% African-American. In 2018, white women accounted for 23% of general counsels at Fortune 500 companies. By contrast, women of color accounted for 6% of general counsels at Fortune 500 companies, with 1.8% Asian, 1% Hispanic, and 3.2% African-American (statistics from Minority Corporate Counsel Association).

    Hon. Anita Josey-Herring, Associate Judge, DC Superior Court
    Hope Goins, Staff Director, House Committee on Homeland Security 
    Fatima Goss-Graves, President & CEO, National Women's Law Center
    Sylvia F. James, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Winston & Strawn LLP
    Sandra Shaw, Vice President of Legal Affairs and Privacy Officer, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality (ended June 2020); prior in-house positions include Microsoft and AT&T

    Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista, WBA Past President & Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac

    No charge to attend, but registration is required. Once you register you will receive the Zoom access information.

    When: Thursday, July 16th, 5:30pm-6:30pm EST

    For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

  • Thursday, July 09, 2020 9:59 AM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

    This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! Following the success of our 2019 event on South Asians and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Desis for Progress (DFP) is hosting a workshop on disability justice led by Noor Pervez & Dr. Sarmistha Talukdar.

    The workshop will cover:

    • the difference between disability rights and disability justice;
    • the 10 principles of disability justice;
    • physical, cognitive, and spatial accessibility needs when planning events and conferences; and
    • how to make your organization’s programming and/or your activism more accessible.

    The $10 registration fee will go towards facilitation fees & future DFP programming. We have a limited number of scholarships available for community members who have financial restrictions. Please email us at info@desisforprogress.org and we will work to accommodate you. 

    ASL interpretation is available upon request.

    When: Thursday, July 23rd, 6:00pm-7:30pm EST

    For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:25 AM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

    For Pride Month this year, Desis for Progress is featuring the Timeline of South Asian and Diasporic LGBT History. This is a community-led project that was initially crowd-sourced at the 2006 and 2013 DesiQ conferences. Aqdas Aftab will guide us through a few 'points' along the timeline, and examine the challenges in queer history and historiography.

    A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent on the afternoon of the event, to those that have registered.

    When: Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 6:30pm-8pm EST

    Where: Zoom

    For more information and to RSVP, click here.

  • Saturday, March 07, 2020 12:13 PM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

    APABA-DC is pleased to announce this unique opportunity for a conversation with Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii about the importance of civic engagement and her own experience on the evening of Thursday, April 2nd. Senator Hirono has been serving as a Senator from Hawaii since 2013. She has dedicated much of her professional life to public service, having served as a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, Hawaii's lieutenant governor, and a member of the US House of Representatives for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district before being elected to the U.S. Senate. She is the first elected female senator from Hawaii, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, and the first U.S. senator born in Japan. She currently is a member of the Senate Committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Natural Resources, Veterans' Affairs, among others.

    Please RSVP hereIf you have any questions, please reach out to Yifang and Lloyd at education@apaba-dc.org<mailto:education@apaba-dc.org>.

    Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (fireside chat will promptly begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by reception)

    Place: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 2001 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:38 PM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

    Capital Area Muslim Bar Association and

    Georgetown University Muslim Law Students Association


    Religious Liberty: 

    Understanding the Implications for a post-Kennedy 

    Supreme Court 

    October 4, 2018

    6:30 - 8:00pm (doors open at 6pm)

    Georgetown University Law Center

    600 New Jersey Ave, NW


    In recent years, critical religious liberty issues have frequently divided the Supreme Court and impacted the fundamental rights of many communities.  The Trump administration's replacement of Justice Kennedy – the Court's often-crucial swing vote – raises a number of questions as to how these important issues will be impacted now and in the future.  Come listen to our panel of legal experts working on the frontline of these issues as they assess how this post-Kennedy Court may use the religious liberty framework to affect religious minorities, reproductive rights, and the LGBT community.



    Sarah Warbelow, Legal Director at Human Rights Campaign

    Daniel Mach, Director of ACLU's Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief

    Dena Sher, Assistant Legislative Director at Americans United for Separation of Church and State

    Moderated by Juvaria Khan, Staff Attorney at Muslim Advocates


    Please RSVP here.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:37 PM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

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    NOW FREE! ASHA for Women Cultural Competencies Conference: Registration now OPEN.


    Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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    Washington, DC 20005
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    Registration is now OPEN and FREE

    for the Cultural Competencies Conference!! If you have not registered yet please do so soon as space is limited. Click on the link below to register.

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  • Monday, May 14, 2018 9:00 AM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

    APAICS is having five Regional Academies this year throughout the country and, of course, our annual National Leadership Academy during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May (May 14-15 in Washington DC)

    Regarding the regionals, we appreciate any help reaching out to community leaders that may be interested in participating and policy experts that would be able to serve on panel discussions. 

    Regarding the National Leadership Academy this year, the applications for that will be going live later this month. We look forward to welcoming AAPI leaders on the rise who could benefit from this high-level program. 

    Watch: Learn how APAICS is building the political pipeline for AAPIs 

    Learn more about how we are inspiring the next generation of AAPI leaders 

  • Sunday, November 05, 2017 3:45 PM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

    Please join us as we present the 2017 Rita C. Davidson Award to The Honorable Shirley M. Watts


    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Reception 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Dinner Program at 7:00 p.m.



    Hotel at Arundel Preserve
    7795 Arundel Mills Boulevard
    Hanover, Maryland




    $90 for WBA-MD Members & Judges
    $100 for Non-Members
    $900 per table (10 seats)*
    *If purchasing a table of 10, please email a list of names and menu selections to mlt.wba@gmail.com.

    Sponsorship Opportunities:


    Gold Level $1,000 (includes full page ad in program)

    Silver Level $500 (includes half page ad in program)
    Bronze Level $250 (includes quarter page ad in program)
    WBA Supporter $50 (Members Only - name listed in program)

    For details or questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please
    contact Diane C. Bristow, Esq. at dcb@nqgrg.com or 410-332-8586.

    To purchase tickets or sponsorships online, click here

    To pay via credit card, please call Maria Twigg at 888-858-9958.
    Please do not fax or email credit card information.

    To pay by check, please click here for the Registration Form and mail the completed form with your check made payable to the
    Women's Bar Association of Maryland to:

    P.O. Box 10453
    Silver Spring, MD 20914

  • Friday, November 03, 2017 4:41 PM | SABA DC Communications (Administrator)

    For more information email YPFP Vice President Harjaap Singh: harjaap.singh@ypfp.org


    YPFP’s 10th Annual Affairs of State Gala is Saturday, November 11! Whether you’re a YPFP member or just in the mood for a classy night out in Georgetown, YPFP’s Affairs of State gala has a glamorous evening in store just for you.

    Tickets are available for $99 from now until November 10, and a select number of tickets will be available at the door for $125. Don’t miss the opportunity to sport your dance moves for our live band, the Perfectionists, check out DJ Ayes Cold, and rub elbows with top NextGen leaders at the can’t-miss soiree of the fall!

    November 11, 2017
    8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    City Tavern Club
    Live Band, DJ, & Open Bar
    Purchase tickets here ($99)

    YPFP informs, builds, and amplifies NextGen voices to advance innovative solutions to global challenges. The world needs new solutions and YPFP’s NextGen leaders are bringing new ideas to the table every day."


Our goal is to address the needs and concerns of the South Asian American legal community in Washington, D.C. while providing our members with the knowledge and support necessary to reach their personal and professional goals.

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Washington, D.C. 20035

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