A Fireside Chat with Vanita Gupta and Karen Narasaki

A Fireside Chat with Vanita Gupta and Karen Narasaki
Tue, 09/15/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm







United States Capitol, HVC 215
East Capitol Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20004

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2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act as well as the Immigration and Nationality Act; 2014 was the 60th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

On September 15th, join AAAYA DC for a fireside chat with Yale alumnae Vanita Gupta and Karen Narasaki, both pioneers in civil rights.

Vanita Gupta (ES '96) is Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).Under Ms. Gupta’s leadership, the Division continues its crucially important work in a number of areas, including advancing constitutional policing and other criminal justice reforms, ensuring that individuals with disabilities are afforded an opportunity to live in integrated community settings, protecting the rights of LGBTI individuals, and combating discrimination in lending and voting.

Karen K. Narasaki (DC '80) is an independent civil and human rights consultant. President Barack Obama appointed Ms. Narasaki to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in July of 2014. She is the immediate past president and executive director of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, one of the nation's premier civil rights organizations. Prior to that, she was the Washington Representative for the Japanese American Citizens League. Before JACL, she was an attorney with Perkins Coie.