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DE&I Speaker Series | Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Crimes: Current, Context and Companies

May 12, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

We are hosting renowned Asian-American civil rights attorney Glenn D. Magpantay for reflections on the history of hate crimes, the struggle for racial justice, and an honest conversation on the challenges with diversity, equity and inclusion in the Asian-American context.

"A character with character" for over 30 years, Magpantay has been fighting for the Asian-American, South Asian and LGBTQ communities. He is a long-time civil rights attorney, professor, and LGBTQ rights activist. Glenn worked on hate crimes at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). He lobbied for successful passage of the federal Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and Hate Crimes Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2009. He knows the law and its limitations very well. He most recently co-founded and directed the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA).

Moderating the program will be Wakaba Tessier, a Partner in our Kansas City office. At age 18, Wakaba came to the United States from Japan to pursue higher education. After law school she forged into healthcare, and now focuses her practice on regulatory compliance and privacy issues facing providers.

Who Should Attend
This program is for Husch Blackwell attorneys, staff and select guests of the firm.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education ethics credit.

Questions? Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.