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ALA 45th Anniversary

ASIAN LAW ALLIANCE 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 

Join us in celebrating 45 years of advancing justice, dignity, and equality with activities throughout the month of May! A series of community service and education events will be taking place throughout Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Our Detailed Schedule of Events is below

Click HERE to donate and support ALA’s year-round programs providing essential legal services, Know Your Rights workshops, advocacy and organizing to Stop the Hate, and more to low-income community members in the languages they prefer. For questions about sponsorships, please contact Aleli Samson, asamson@asianlawalliance.org or call 408-287-9710. 

Asian Law Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 


THANK YOU TO ALA’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY SPONSORS & DONORS!  

Platinum Level $10,000 Sponsors

Gold Level $7,500 Sponsors

Adobe

Silver Level $5,000 Sponsors

Norton Rose

Bronze Level $2,500 Sponsors

Aka Chan

Applied Materials, Inc.

Arnold Porter

Berliner Cohen

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Davis Polk

Dennis Fong

DLA Piper

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Intel

James Giacchetti and Anjee Huang

Messner Reeves

Newfront Insurance

Oportun

Orrick

Patent Law Works

Steven and Karen Wing

Vinson & Elkins LLP

WilmerHale

Copper Level $1,000 Sponsors

Comcast

Mike Baller and Christine Brigagliano

Jade Circle Donors $500+ 

Aileen Chou

Andy Ong

Angela Alcantra

Ann Nguyen

Aram B. James

Baird & Driskell

Charles Jung

Ernest Hsin

Henry Huang

Ko-Fang Chang

Jennie Kim

Jennifer Cheng

La Donna Yumori-Kaku

Lisa Nguyen

Mitesh Patel

Richard and Christine Hung

Rita Konda

Ryan Iwahashi

Sheila Eaglin

Tomomi Glover

Victoria Smith

Yvonne Ho


DETAILED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

All events will be held online. 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Kick-Off

Monday, May 2, 5-5:30 pm PST 

Watch the May 2 broadcast here!

Speakers: ALA’s Executive Director Richard Konda, ALA Board President Andy Ong, Richard Hung (Morrison Foerster), and Priya Viswanath (Cooley LLP).

Special performances by AAPI artists: San Jose Taiko and The Autonomous Region.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Candidate Forum

Wednesday, May 4, 7-8:30 pm PST 

Watch the recording of the May 4 DA Candidate Forum.

Leading up to the Santa Clara County District Attorney race, join us for a virtual candidate forum as candidates address key civil rights issues. Invite friends for a unique chance to meet your future representatives! 

Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation will be provided. Questions for the candidates can be submitted through the registration links. Sponsored by ACLU of Northern California, Asian Law Alliance, Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet, CAIR California, Coalition for Justice and Accountability, La Raza Roundtable, NAACP San Jose/Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley De-Bug. 

Santa Clara County Sheriff Candidate Forum

Wednesday, May 11, 7-8:30 pm PST 

Watch the recording of the May 11 Sheriff Forum.

Leading up to the Santa Clara County Sheriff race, join us for a virtual candidate forum as candidates address key civil rights issues. Invite friends for a unique chance to meet your future representatives! 

Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation will be provided. Questions for the candidates can be submitted through the registration links. Sponsored by ACLU of Northern California, Asian Law Alliance, Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet, CAIR California, Coalition for Justice and Accountability, La Raza Roundtable, NAACP San Jose/Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley De-Bug. 

National AAPI Day Against Bullying & Hate

Organized by Act to Change 

Wednesday, May 18, 3-4 pm PST

Watch the livestream recording here.

ALA is a proud Supporting Organization of National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate, organized by Act to Change. Now in its fourth year, May 18 as National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate was spearheaded by Act to Change in 2019 in honor of the birthday of Vincent Chin, whose murder in a hate crime in 1982 sparked a national uprising. Please join us for a day of commemorative activities and a signature virtual event. 

ALA Citizenship Day

Saturday, May 21 & Saturday, June 4 

Since 1998, Asian Law Alliance has partnered with allies to organize “Citizenship Day,” an annual event in which low-income immigrants receive help with citizenship applications and related fee waivers, free of charge. Applications are reviewed by licensed immigration attorneys and Department of Justice Accredited Representatives. Last year, Citizenship Day saved participating community members $130,610!  As many as 1,500 legal permanent residents have received free assistance through Citizenship Day.  

ALA thanks all of our 2022 Citizenship Day volunteers. We look forward to serving the community with you on Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, June 4.

Volunteer registration is now closed. 

Bystander Intervention Training

Courtesy of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 

Wednesday, May 25, 5-6:30 pm PST 

Join us for an interactive Bystander Intervention Training to learn how to safely intervene in the event that you witness a hate crime or bias incident. During the training, participants will learn about the history and principles of nonviolence, and will practice specific de-escalation techniques as a bystander in a variety of scenarios. 


Thank you for supporting ALA’s work to promote equal access to the justice system. For more information about our 44th Anniversary, please click here. View recordings of our previous 44th Anniversary and 43rd Anniversary celebrations on Youtube!