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AAAYA NYC – 2016 Lunar New Year Banquet on Saturday March 5 to honor Carmelyn Malalis and Mary


AAAYA (NYC) 2016 Lunar New Year Banquet Saturday, March 5 at Golden Unicorn

The Association of Asian American Yale Alumni – NY Chapter (AAAYA-NYC) cordially invites you to our eighth annual Lunar New Year Banquet to benefit our Community Service Summer Fellowship program.  Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for cocktails and mingling, the banquet dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m.

This year our Guests of Honor are Carmelyn Malalis ’96 and Mary Lui.

Carmelyn Malalis ’96 has served as the Commission and Chair of the NYC Commission on Human Rights since November 2014. As Commissioner and Chair of the Commission, Ms. Malalis leads an agency with the dual roles of investigating complaints of discrimination and retaliation in employment, housing and public accommodations; and providing outreach, education and training to the public to prevent discrimination before it occurs and avert intergroup tension.

Mary Lui became the Master of Timothy Dwight College as of July 1, 2015. She is the first Asian-American woman to be named to this post. A member of the faculty of the Departments of American Studies and History, Lui is currently director of graduate studies in American Studies and received the Graduate Mentor Award in the Humanities last year.

AAAYA Community Service Fellowships

An important part of AAAYA’s mission is supporting current Yale students with fellowship opportunities in our community. AAAYA Community Service Fellowships serve a dual purpose of developing the Asian-American students at Yale in leadership roles and strengthening relationships with community-based non-profit organizations. We encourage Yale alumni to participate in sponsoring our fellows.

We are pleased to continue to sponsor two eight-week summer fellowships.  This year, the summer fellows will be placed at the Museum of the Chinese in America and the MinKwon Center for Community Action.

Our Board members continue to develop deep ties with organizations with broad missions, working closely with a talented group of Yale students, ensuring organizational fit and mentoring them throughout the summer.

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A portion of your ticket may be tax-deductible. Tickets are non-refundable.

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