PROGRAMS FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS
Aug. 3: Perspectives on the Lawsuit Filed Against Harvard University by Students For Fair Admissions - Why Everyone Should be Concerned. Does Harvard discriminate against Asian American students in its college admissions? If so, how?
Since Students For Fair Admissions (SFFA) filed a lawsuit against Harvard University in 2014, the U.S. District Court in Boston and the First Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled in favor of Harvard. The SFFA has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take on this case. Swan Lee, co-founder of the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), and Helen Yang, co-founder of Asian Americans for Equal Rights (AAER), will share their perspectives on this important legal case and their experiences as parents of Asian American children.
Aug. 10: No Meeting
Aug. 17: No Meeting
Aug. 24: One of the Greatest Robbery Mysteries of All Time. In 1990, brazen thieves stole 13 works of art, valued at about half a billion dollars, from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a case that has never been solved. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner for the Boston Globe, Stephen Kurkjian, will discuss this robbery and the book he wrote about it - Master Thieves. The Netflix series, This Is a Robbery, was released this spring and has a segment about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum robbery including comments by Mr. Kurkjian.
Aug. 31: It Was No Ordinary Heart Attack! In 2013, Diane Thaler survived a major heart attack, but that was only the beginning of her troubles. The complications from that heart attack changed her life forever as she then went through some very difficult surgeries including two leg amputations and a very long and painful rehabilitation process. And in the end, despite such incredible hardships she has recovered and gone on to lead a productive and happy life. She will share her inspiring story with us.