The National South Asian Summit 2009

Saturday, April 25-26, 2009
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

With 2.7 million individuals in the United States, the South Asian community is the fastest growing Asian ethnic group in the United States. The Summit will convene South Asian organizations and advocates, including lawyers, service providers, students, elected officials, and community leaders to focus on three themes, namely (1) the opportunities for policy impact in the new Administration; (2) intersections between community organizing and traditional forms of legal advocacy; and (3) skills-building opportunities for new advocates who work in immigrant and civil rights organizations. The Summit will provide a unique learning opportunity for the student community at the Washington College of Law in terms of connecting students with immigrant and civil rights advocates and lawyers, and providing students with an opportunity to develop articles for a publication about the Summit. Students will also be able to network with advocates from around the country and participate in workshops and skills-building sessions that will enable them to identify a range of career opportunities, hone their own skills to serve the South Asian community, and develop relationships with advocates in the community

Presented by WCL's South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) and South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

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