Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:08 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan are committed to the goal that all working Minnesotans should be able to earn a family-sustaining income. State licensing boards are an important part of ensuring a just, safe, and thriving working environment across multiple professions. The Governor and Lt. Governor are seeking applicants who are dedicated to working towards a more equitable workforce. The following vacancies are available (details, additional vacancies, and applications may be found here):

    Board of Medical Practice (7 vacancies): The duties of the Board of Medical Practice include the licensure and enforcement of statutes, laws, and rules related to the professional practice of physicians, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, acupuncturists, athletic trainers, genetic counselors, naturopathic doctors, and traditional midwives. The Board also serves as a resource to consumers and stakeholders in the health care delivery system. Vacancies include 4 public members and 3 physicians (1 at-large physician, 1 physician from Congressional District 8, and 1 physician from Congressional District 1).

    Minnesota Board of Social Work (3 vacancies): The Board of Social Work promotes and protects the public health, safety, and welfare through the licensure and regulation of persons who practice social work in this state. Vacancies include 2 licensed social workers (LSW) and 1 licensed graduate social worker (LGSW) or licensed independent social worker (LISW) or licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).

    Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (1 vacancy): The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) currently has one vacancy. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are seeking qualified and diverse individuals who are passionate about using their knowledge, skills, and lived experiences to serve the state of Minnesota. CAPM works with the legislature and Governor to address economic, social, legal, and political equality for Minnesota’s API communities.

    Please contact the Governor’s Office with any questions at gov.appointments@state.mn.us

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:07 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    NAPABA IHC has kicked off a series of monthly Zoom meetings, which are open to in-house counsel at all levels. In case you missed the introductory February 22, 2022 meeting, the topics and programming for future meetings have not been set, and the IHC is currently accepting suggestions and feedback from members. The monthly series offers an opportunity to connect and discuss current issues of interest to in-house counsel. The IHC meetings will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm EST. To register for the upcoming March 22, 2022 meeting, please click here.

    As a reminder, MNAPABA members receive complimentary membership to NAPABA and may join any of its committees as participating members. To obtain the registration code for complimentary NAPABA membership, please click here (MNAPABA login required).

    NAPABA members can log into their NAPABA account and join the group “In-House Counsel” to be added to the mailing list, which will allow you to receive emails with registration links for each month’s meeting.

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:07 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Join the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the AAPI Crime Victims & Education Fund, NAAAP-Atlanta, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, to pause and remember the lives of eight people lost, including six Asian women, in the Atlanta-area shootings one year ago. All proceeds will go towards the AAPI Crime Victims & Education Fund. For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:06 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is pleased to present Megan Rye's multi-part public art project of painting, installation, research, publishing and live events. The exhibition will be on view in the Carlson Gallery until May 22, 2022Foundling is based in Rye's own and her fellow international adoptees' referral photographs. WAM presents this exhibition to shine a light on a very specific, and at times complicated, form of the immigration experience: international adoption. The title of this project and the one hundred pairs of images reference Baek-il, the age-old Korean practice of celebrating an infant on the 100th day after the child's birth. For more information, please click here.

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:05 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Join for a virtual event open to all Asian women (cis and trans), as well as non-binary folks, to share, feel, take in, listen, offer, heal, support, and remember the lives of Asian women who have been killed last year. For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:04 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    NAPABA introduced NAPABA Coffee House, a new dynamic video interview series presented in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, featuring one-on-one interviews with APA General Counsels of Fortune 100 companies. Asian Americans continue to be underrepresented in the legal profession's top leadership positions, and this series aims to shine a light on the challenges and opportunities of those who have broken barriers. The first episode was a conversation featuring Lola Lin, Chief Legal Officer of Howmet Aerospace, a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. To subscribe to NAPABA Coffee House, please click here. Follow on Linkedin for the latest updates.

  • Tue, March 15, 2022 2:03 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Join for an in-person event at the Wilder Foundation in remembrance and solidarity to mark the one year of the Atlanta spa shootings that occurred in March 2021. Come for food and be in community to reflect the last year and the work that needs to be done to move forward. Masks are required. For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Tue, March 08, 2022 6:01 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Hate Crimes Community Engagement Working Group (HACCEN) is presenting a conversation about hate crimes motivated by bias against race, ethnicity, and/or ancestry. The agenda includes a welcome by Mayya Saab (Executive Director, Faith-Based Information Sharing & Analysis Organization); a threat brief by Chris Donohue (Supervisory Special Agent, FBI New York); and a panel discussion with experts Ramona Carroll (Program Manager, Community Impact Unit, Fairfax County, Virginia), Rev. Carmen Hernandez (President, New York State Coalition of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), and Chris Kwok (Board Member, Asian American Bar Association of New York). For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Tue, March 08, 2022 6:01 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Network of Politicized Adoptees (NPA) is offering a class for transracial adoptees, titled "Histories and Cultures of Transnational Adoption in the U.S." This online course is for adult adoptees who identify as people of color and/or Indigenous to give opportunities for adoptees to explore their history and culture together through film, selected texts, and group discussion. The course critically examines transnational adoption, the experience of transnational/transracial adoptees in the U.S. over the past 60+ years, and the cultural and social production of adoptee identity.

    For more information or to register, please click here. The registration deadline is March 18.

  • Tue, March 08, 2022 6:00 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Minnesota Opera invites MNAPABA to its annual fundraiser event. Beyond the Gala is an immersive experience featuring reunions with friends, a live musical performance, dinner, and dancing, inspired by the season's closing show Carmen. Funds raised will ensure all education and training programs are available free of charge, help launch new people-centered initiatives and partnerships, and build on a legacy of cultural, administrative and artistic innovation. Minnesota Opera aims to empower all voices, strengthen bonds between people of all backgrounds and identities, and create a space of healing, refuge, and hope that inspires a sense of authentic belonging in everyone who enters.

    For more information or to purchase tickets or sponsor a table, please click here. The RSVP deadline is March 11.

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