February 25, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time

Affirmative Action In A Post-Harvard Landscape: Escaping The Model Minority Myth

Penn Law; Silverman 245A, Philadelphia, PA

On Tuesday (2/25) at noon, please join ACS, ALR and APALSA for a lunch panel titled “Affirmative Action In A Post-Harvard Landscape: Escaping The Model Minority Myth.” Moderated by Chrissy Pak, L’21. Lunch will be served.

Panelists Bio:

Genzie Bonadies Torres received her JD from Harvard Law School and serves as Counsel for the Education Opportunities Project at Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights. Her litigation work includes matters enforcing desegregation in higher education, defending race conscious admissions policies, challenging discriminatory practices in K-12 schools, and combatting the predatory practices of for-profit colleges and companies collecting student loan debt. She represented students who testified in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.

Janelle Wong is Professor of American Studies and a core faculty member in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland. She received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at Yale University, and she is the author of Immigrants, Evangelicals and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change (2018 Russell Sage Foundation) and Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (2006, University of Michigan Press). From 2014 to 2017, Wong served on the national board of the Association for Asian American Studies. Her advocacy work has focused on support for affirmative action and other Asian American issues.

Sarah Frazier is a University of Pennsylvania Law School alumna. She is Partner at WilmerHale in Boston and focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation and other high-stakes litigation. She has represented clients in patent and trademark disputes across a variety of industries, including smartphones, microprocessors and pharmaceuticals. Her process spans the lifecycle of the litigation practice including both trials and appeals. Frazier was a member of the trial team representing Harvard in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.