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SABA-CO’s Inaugural Colorado Fundraiser Gala
The South Asian Bar Association of Colorado (SABA-CO) hosted its First Annual Gala on November 9 at India’s Restaurant in Denver. SABA-CO President Surbhi Garg welcomed the sold-out room of guests and highlighted many of SABA-CO’s successes over the past two years.
The event’s keynote speaker was Arjun Sethi, a prominent South Asian attorney, activist, and writer. Sethi is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School and co-chair of the ABA’s National Committee on Homeland Security, Counter-terrorism and Treatment of Enemy Combatants. He spoke of injustices faced by marginalized communities, including South Asians, and spoke to the need for multicultural approaches to resisting oppression and working toward equality. He also suggested best practices for speaking out against hate and bigotry.
The gala featured traditional South Asian cuisine and an energetic performance by Mudra Dance Studios. The evening closed with President-Elect Yamini Piplani sharing her vision for SABA-CO in 2018.
SABA-CO thanks the event’s generous sponsors: Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.; Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP; the Asian Pacific American Bar Association; Rehan Hasan LLC; Jyoti Pandya LLC; Neeti Pawar LLC; and Frank & Salahuddin LLC. Their support furthers SABA-CO’s mission to serve as a resource to the South Asian community and to actively educate and promote inclusion toward equal representation in the legal profession.
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