Fighting for Peace

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Legal Lens with DIAZ LAW

Our Anger, Their Hate :  Problems and Solutions to Violence against
Asian Americans Inside and Outside the Court System

A Lunch Break Series || April 9, 2021 @ 12pm || Virtual Event 

Attorney Cheryl Deptowicz-Diaz will present and lead a discussion on the rising tide of violence against Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Americans, particularly against APIA women and elders.

Since the pandemic, violence against Asian Pacific Islander Americans have increased over 1900%. Cheryl Deptowicz-Diaz will present and lead a discussion on the rising tide of violence against Asian Pacific Islander Americans, particularly against our APIA women and elders. With a degree in Asian American Studies, 13-year experience as an attorney, and as an immigrant & mixed blood Asian American, Cheryl will look at these issues from her unique legal lens:

  • Report on recent increase of violence against APIA and how APIA communities are responding.
  • What can the legal profession do to assist our communities of color?
    Pros/Cons of civilian review board of the police, community self-defense, calling the police, reporting crimes, requesting restraining orders, filing civil law suits, hate crime legislation and penal enhancements
  • Open Discussion to follow: turning victimhood, anger, silence into empowerment and lasting change

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When I went through a divorce a few years ago, I had such horrible experiences not only with the legal systems but with my own lawyer too! Now, Cheryl is my lawyer in my child custody and support case.  She has been able to help me and my ex-husband through mediation.  Thanks to Cheryl’s hard work, I now have my kids back! Cheryl has always been there when I needed her.  I will always appreciate that. 

–F.S.