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A Conversation with Duane Hughes
Monday, November 17, 2014, 6-8PM
   An Evening with Morgan Stanley's Legal and Compliance Division  


We are all well aware of the word “bias”.  When bias is mentioned in conversations it usually has a negative connotation, but what about unconscious bias?  Unconscious bias impacts us in all facets of our lives.  Are you curious to hear more about unconscious bias, how to detect it and its potential impact in the work place?    



Please join us for an engaging conversation with Duane Hughes, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Morgan Stanley International Wealth Management, as he discusses the book, The Good Black, and the role of unconscious bias in the workplace.  Duane was recently awarded the Corporate Counsel of the Year by the MBBA (Metropolitan Black Bar Association) for his many civic contributions to the African American community at large and is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion.   



The following links contain additional information on this evening’s program:

“The Good Black” by Paul Barrett – Lessons From the Good Black,

Summary of the Good Black. Duane’s Biography – Click Here.



Space is limited. Priority will be given to KALAGNY's dues-paid members. Click here to register for the event.



Refreshments will be provided and networking opportunities will take place after the event. This event is co-sponsored by KALAGNY and Morgan Stanley's Legal and Compliance Division Diversity & Inclusion Committee's Asian American Task Force.



Korean American Community Service Day - Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014 is Korean American Community Service Day!


Please join hundreds of volunteers in community service in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta and San Francisco as they choose from over 20 amazing volunteer opportunities, such as help clean up a park, serve breakfast to seniors, and wrap presents for foster children. 

Among these volunteer opportunities is at the MinKwon Center's Naturalization Clinic, to take place at their office located at 136-19 41st Ave, 3rd Floor in Flushing, NY. Volunteers would commit to half-day shifts from either 10am-2pm or 1pm-5pm (or full day shift from 10am-5pm).

To learn more or to sign up for Korean American Community Service Day, click here.




Volunteers needed for 2014 Election Day

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is seeking volunteers, including here in New York, to monitor the November 4th  elections for compliance with the federal Voting rights Act and to document instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement.


Mandatory trainings start next week in NYC. (Attorneys can receive 1.5 CLE credits including 0.5 ethics credit.)  Volunteers with bilingual ability in an Asian language are especially helpful, but not required. Non-attorneys can also be a volunteer.

For more information or to sign up, click here or contact: AALDEF Staff Attorney Jerry Vattamala or Voting Rights Organizer Judy Lei at 800-966-5946 or votingrights@aaldef.org




KALAGNY's FREE Claritas Investment

Certificate Program Promotion



Click here for Claritas Investment Certificate details.


Court Decision in Gingery v. City of Glendale

                        The Glendale Comfort Women Peace Monument

KALAGNY applauds the August 4, 2014 Decision of the Honorable Percy Anderson (US District Court, Central District of CA), which dismissed in its entirety the recent lawsuit, Gingery, et al. v. City of Glendale, et al. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs challenged Glendale's decision to support the Comfort Woman Peace Monument in its local park in honor of the comfort women survivors.  In dismissing the plaintiffs' complaint, the Court ruled, among other things, that the plaintiffs did not have proper standing to bring the asserted claims and that the plaintiffs' claims failed to state cognizable causes of action.

To read the Decision, click here.

KALAGNY has played an integral part in the ongoing open discussion about this atrocity. We hope to educate our members and our community  so as to prevent any like incidents arising in the future.






KALAGNY Calendar


For photos and highlights of 2014

programs and events, click here.



 *** November ***

KALAGNY Pro Bono Clinic

November 4, 2014


KALAGNY Board Meeting
November 10, 2014


KALAGNY Pro Bono Appreciation Night

November 14, 2014

KALAGNY & Morgan Stanley

Unconscious Bias Seminar

November 17, 2014



*** December ***

KALAGNY Pro Bono Clinic

December 2, 2014


KALAGNY Executive Officers Meeting
December 8, 2014



All dates are subject to change. Contact 

your committee or program chair(s)

for up-to-date information.

Community Calendar


NAPABA Annual Conference

November 6-9, 2014

KACF Annual Gala

November 12, 2014

KCS 41st Anniversary Gala
November 20, 2014


AABANY 2015 Gala

February 25, 2014


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