Spring for Justice

Click Here to Buy Tickets
Can’t make it? You can still support by making a donation.

0001 2

Please join us on Thursday June 16, 2016 to celebrate another year of Adhikaar’s accomplishments with Nepali food, music, and performances.
Location: Midtown Loft, 267 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Directions: 267 5th Ave, corner of 29th & 5th – look for a burgundy awning & our greeters!

  • Subway N, R to 28th Street (Broadway); 6 to 28th Street (Park Avenue).
  • Bus: M2, M3, M5 going downtown on Fifth Avenue; M6, M7 going downtown on Broadway; M2, M3 going uptown on Madison Avenue.

Dress: Festive

Thank you to our early supporters!

Open Society Foundations
Outten & Golden
M&T Bank
Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, LLC
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Irfan Kathwari Foundation
Marathon Ventures
Business Center for New Americans
South Asian Bar Association of New York

Nisha Agarwal | Brittin Alfred | Ricky Blum | Gene Carroll | Risha Foulkes
Julia Gruberg | Ashok Gurung | Prarthana Gurung | Ellen Gurzinsky
Jonathan Hulland | Deepa Iyer | Rajani Adhikary Jemmari | Irene Jor | Dove Kent
Jennifer Kim | Vichal Kumar | Carinne Luck | Flora & Jonathan Margolis
Sapna Mehta | Premilla Nadasen | Charlene Obernauer | Kavita Pawria-Sanchez
Hollis Pfitsch | Maya Pinto | Ai-jen Poo | Suman Raghunathan | Rushil Shakya
Rachel Spector | Dana Sussman | Anthony Tassi & Azi Khalili | Nisha Varia
Mirna Velasquez | Jo-Ann Yoo | Haeyoung Yoon | Sondra Youdelman

Join our Host Committee Here

Special Thanks!

  • Suki Terada Ports – Flowers
  • Anil Shahi – Photography
  • Delhi Heights – Food 
  • Urvashi Kaul – Award artwork
  • Pratik Maharjan – Graphics
  • Midtown Loft Staff
  • Dana Schneider – Event Manager
  • Asia Society
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • Jeff Orlick
  • Susan Hangen
  • Amy Paul
  • Meera Nair
  • Muna Gurung
  • all our event volunters!

More about our honoree, Hasan Shafiqullah

For the past nineteen years, Hasan has represented clients in a range of matters, including immigration, housing, family, consumer, name change, divorce and probate, and has given numerous trainings to clients and staff at nonprofit organizations and hospitals, on issues such as immigrant rights, housing rights, HIV confidentiality, attorney-client confidentiality and permanency planning. Hasan previously worked as a staff attorney in the same unit, and before that in the HIV Unit at Legal Aid’s Harlem Community Law Office, and in the HIV Unit at Queens Legal Services, and earlier represented tenants in San Francisco.

Last year, after our successful campaign for Temporary Protected Status following the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, Hasan led a team of his colleagues and pro-bono lawyers to provide valuable legal assistance to Nepali nationals. We appreciate not just his legal expertise, but also his compassion and solidarity. We are thrilled to honor his work this month at our annual Spring for Justice reception! Buy your tickets today or make a donation to honor Hasan and support Adhikaar’s work.

Hasan Shafiqullah, supervising attorney at the Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit, has worked tirelessly for the rights of immigrants, including hundreds of Adhikaar members.
Hasan’s award will be presented by Hollis Pfitsch, Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, Law Enforcement Bureau. Formerly a Staff Attorney with The Legal Aid Society, Hollis has been a long time supporter of Adhikaar.