WALS Annual Pioneer of Justice Award presented to recipient Congresswoman Grace Meng

Friday, April 16, 2021
6:00 PM7:00 PM
Grace Meng

WALS Annual Pioneer of Justice Award Ceremony via Webinar

The Women’s Association of Law Students invites all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to attend its annual Pioneer of Justice Awards Ceremony. This year’s honoree is United States Congresswoman Grace Meng, who is currently serving her fifth term in the United States House of Representatives.  Representative Meng is the first and only Asian American Member of Congress from New York State and the first female Congressmember from Queens since former Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. Representative Meng has been responsible for several pieces of legislation including bills protecting religious freedom, making Queens historic sites part of the National Park Service, striking “Oriental” from federal law, and protecting public housing residents from insufficient heat. Parts of her Menstrual Equity for All Act have led to legislation making menstrual products available for incarcerated and detained individuals, allowing FEMA funds to be used to purchase menstrual products for those in need after natural disasters, and making menstrual products eligible for Flexible Spending Account purchases.

The Asian American Law Students Association is also pleased to join WALS in honoring Representative Meng. All are welcome.

6:00-7:00PM

Register here to attend.

 

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