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NAPABA Statement on Charlottesville Violence

Monday, August 14, 2017  
Posted by: Brett Schuster
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Organizational Statement


For Immediate Release
Aug. 14, 2017

                                                   For More Information, Contact:
                                                   Brett Schuster, Communications  Manager
                                                   bschuster@napaba.org, 202-775-9555

NAPABA Statement on Charlottesville Violence

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) strongly condemns the hate, discrimination, and violence displayed this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, by white nationalists. Our core values — acceptance, diversity, and inclusiveness — will overcome the forces of hate and racism.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Heather Heyer, who was murdered in an act of unconscionable violence, and all those injured by and witness to this hate.

For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, at 202-775-9555 or bschuster@napaba.org.

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of almost 50,000 attorneys and over 80 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government.

NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.

To learn more about NAPABA, visit www.napaba.org, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@NAPABA).