Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail at Pitt with Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, March 15.



The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association will host a screening of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail at the University of Pittsburgh on March 15.

We will have a movie night and host a networking event with attorneys from Asian Attorney Committee on March 15th. Dinner of authentic traditional food will be provided starting 5pm

We will show the Oscar winning movie "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" at 5:30. This movie tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves - and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle. For more about the film, please visit www.abacusmovie.com.
Please stay after the movie and food, and join the discussion with us about implicit bias against minority groups in the US. Come and share your thoughts with practicing attorneys and law professors in Pittsburgh.
The event runs from 5:00 to 9:00 pm in the Alcoa Room of the Barco Law Building (map).