AAAYA Lunar New Year Banquet

AAAYA Lunar New Year Banquet
Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

AAAYA New York Chapter

The Association of Asian American Yale Alumni – NY Chapter (AAAYA-NYC) cordially invites you to our eighth annual Lunar New Year Banquet
Benefiting the AAAYA New York Community Service Summer Fellowship program.
10-course Chinese banquet
6pm, Saturday, March 5, 2016

Banquet Ticket Prices

Before Feb 28: $88
After Feb 28: $100
* Seating is limited *
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2016 Guests of Honor

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.
About the AAAYA New York 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.
About  AAAYA

The Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA) is a volunteer-run, membership based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a vehicle for Yale University alumni to promote the civic participation, leadership and service of Asian Americans and Asians at Yale and in the broader society.
We pursue our mission by developing programs on campus and in communities in need through the following types of activities:


  • Support diversity and equal opportunity at Yale University
  • Strengthen student-alumni programs such as student externships and Life-after-Yale
  • Strengthen the leadership role and contributions of Asian American students and alumni at Yale and in society
  • Advocate for and support Asian American studies at Yale
  • Support student programs such as fellowships, internships, scholarships, prizes & volunteer opportunities
  • Support the Yale Asian American Cultural Center and its programs and initiatives
  • Support Asian American and other underserved communities through funded internships & other programs
  • Help further Yale’s mission and place in the world
  • Convene gatherings and conferences addressing issues of interest and concern to Alumni of Asian descent

Strengthen ties with other Yale alumni groups, faculty and outstanding Asian American Yale