August has been the month of a lot of observations.
The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, including the atomic bombs.
The 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. I’m sharing a link to a piece in the NY Law Journal by Jerry Vattamala of AALDEF regarding the New York City connection to the VRA, and the continuing need for Section 5 of the VRA. (h/t AALDEF).
The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Here’s a few links to what we at triscribe were saying about it at the time:
August 28, 2005, when it became a Category 5.
August 29, 2005, when New Orleans still stood.
August 31, 2005, when the word “devastation” comes about.
September 1, 2005, when I commented on the tv coverage. In light of what has happened to NBC anchorman Brian Williams since then, my comments in that post feels a little ironic.
September 3, 2005, all of us at triscribe ended up commenting on what was going on in the Gulf coast in our posts.
September 4, 2005, I noted how there was hope in seeing the efforts to help the region, especially from NYC.
September 5, 2005 was Labor Day that year, and I noted a little more on the news coverage.
September 9, 2005, FC touched on the familiar themes that seem to come out of Hurricane Katrina coverage.
September 10, 2005, I noted the connection between APA’s and the Gulf coast.
September 16, 2005, I noted on the commentary to the foreign view of the American handling of Katrina.
Well, if you don’t mind the commentary on other stuff from that (the usual triscribe commentary on tv, politics, law, and travels), feel free to check out the above links! They’re good writing, if I may say so, and pardon any broken links!
Notably, this year’s national convention of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) will be in New Orleans. I don’t plan on making it, but I think triscribe’s FC and a bunch of our own Asian American Bar Association of NY (AABANY) will be going down there in November.
Summer is almost gone. Gasp. Enjoy what you can!
Hopefully in the next post, we’ll touch on what we’ve been doing or want to do…