2024 AAPI Unity Night

  • Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 699 W Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089

Registration is closed

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles (APABA), the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA), the USC Post-Conviction Justice Project, and a number of bar associations present a panel and reception to shed light on how issues of wrongful conviction, mass incarceration, and reentry impact AAPI communities. The panel will begin by showing an excerpt from Free Chol Soo Lee, a PBS documentary directed by Julie Ha and Eugene Yi, about the wrongful conviction of Chol Soo Lee. In 1970s San Francisco, Lee, a 20-year-old Korean immigrant, was racially profiled and convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. Sentenced to life, he spent years fighting to survive, which ignited an unprecedented social justice movement that would bring together the AAPI communities locally and at-large.

This event is certified for 1.0 general participatory MCLE credit. APABA is a California State Bar approved MCLE provider.

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