The mission of the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) is to advance the civil and legal rights of Asian Americans by focusing on providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate legal services to low-income Asian immigrants in the metropolitan D.C. area who have limited English proficiency. The goal is to ensure that Asian Americans can access government services and the legal system to protect and enforce their rights, and to seek full participation in American society. The APALRC seeks to accomplish this mission through a three-prong strategy that combines community legal education, individual representation, and systemic advocacy.

More Tickets Available for LINSANITY

With tickets for Linsanity selling out so quickly, Tina Hsu, Tugg, and Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema have worked together to move the show to a larger screening room. There are now 58 additional tickets available for purchase! Tickets will be available through the evening of the screening, but if past ticket sales have been any indication, it would be best to reserve tickets sooner than later!

For your convenience, here are the details of the show:

Linsanity: The Movie
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:03 pm
Location: Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema
Address: 7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD, 20814
RSVP Here!

Donate to the APALRC Just By Watching LINSANITY!

UPDATE: Linsanity is SOLD OUT! Thank you to everybody who reserved tickets, and we'll see you all on December 3rd!

Join the APALRC on December 3rd at the Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema for a rare screening of Linsanity, the highly acclaimed documentary following the rise of the NBA's first Taiwanese-American player, Jeremy Lin. The film sold out at both of its premieres at Sundance and the Hong Kong International Film Festival earlier this year.

The screening is being presented by longtime APALRC supporter, Tina Hsu, who will generously donate a portion of the screening's ticket proceeds to the APALRC. However, in order for the screening to take place, we need a total of 117 people to reserve tickets before November 26. As of November 7, we're already 1/3 of the way there and only need 75 more people to reserve tickets! Click here to reserve yours!

Volunteer to Defend Asian American Voting Rights

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) are seeking volunteer attorneys, law and undergraduate students, and community volunteers to assist in monitoring poll sites during the elections in New York City, New Jersey, and Virginia on Election Day, November 5, 2013, to assess compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act. Attorneys and law students can receive pro bono credits or free CLE (including ethics) credits.

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. To list a few examples, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, translated voting materials were missing or hidden from voters, and ballots were mistranslated.

Volunteers are needed to inspect poll sites for required language assistance, interview voters, and document instances of anti-Asian American voter discrimination. Bilingual ability in an Asian language is helpful but not required.

There will be a ninety minute training session for all volunteers. Lunch/light dinner will be provided. All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time that they help.

Join Us at the APALRC Naturalization Workshop

The APALRC staff is excited to present its naturalization workshop next Tuesday, September 10, at the Rockville Memorial Library, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Staff attorney Reena Arora and volunteer attorney Weon Chang will be providing valuable information on the steps and benefits in becoming a US citizen and will be answering any questions related to the naturalization process.

Korean, Mandarin, and, if necessary, Cantonese interpretation will be provided.

To summarize:

APALRC's Naturalization Workshop
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Rockville Memorial Library, Conference Room #1 (Ground Floor)
Address: 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850

Join the APALRC at SAALT's Town Hall on Immigration Reform

The APALRC is proud to be a participating organization in the Town Hall on Immigration Reform, headed by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT).

The event is open to everybody who is interested in participating in a town hall meeting to discuss immigration reform and its implications for the South Asian community. The town hall will include expert analyses, personal stories from South Asians living in the DC metropolitan area, and an open discussion on strategies to pursue equitable and holistic changes to our broken immigration system.

Details of the event below:

Date:        Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time:        7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:  Silver Spring Civic Center
                 1 Veterans Place
                 Silver Spring, MD 20910 (map)

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