NYC EVENT: SABANY Public Interest Fellowship Benefit, Apr 19, 2007 @ 7:30pm

On Thursday April 19, 2007, the South Asian Bar Association of New York will host its fourth annual public interest fellowship benefit. The benefit raises money to provide fellowships for law students working in unpaid, public interest summer internships. At the event, the 2007 recipients will be announced. Each of them will be awarded a minimum $3,000 fellowship. Information about past SABANY fellowship recipients is available here.

Anurima BhargavaThe guest speaker will be Anurima Bhargava, Assistant Council for the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund. Anurima is actively engaged in education litigation and advocacy, with a focus on voluntary integration and affirmative action issues. For the last several months, she has been deeply involved in the litigation, advocacy and public education efforts in two voluntary integration cases currently under review by the Supreme Court. These cases will determine whether school districts can continue to take voluntary race-conscious steps to promote integration and avoid racial isolation in schools. She is also co-lead counsel representing parent interveners in three Proposition 209 challenges to voluntary integration efforts in California. Anurima received her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she served as notes editor of the Columbia Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in government.

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Fusion Gallery, Asian Cultural Center, 15 E. 40th St

When: Thursday, April 19, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Fusion Gallery, 2nd Floor, Asian Cultural Center, 15 East 40th Street (btw 5 Av and Madison Av)

Contribution Levels:

$50.00 for Private Sector

$35.00 for Public Interest Sector

$25.00 for Law Students

$65.00 at the door

Tickets available here.