The LGBTQIA+ Network of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA) and in collaboration with the NFALA Foundation request your presence for NFALA-ganza!, the second annual virtual NFALA Pride Event which will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022, 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Pacific). Funds raised from the event will provide law school scholarships for LGBTQIA+ Fil-Am students.
NFALA-ganza! will be a 1.75 hour virtual event that will bring together attorneys, judges, professors, and law students from across the country to celebrate all that we are and the promise of who we have yet to become. The event, hosted by NYC drag queen extraordinaire Divasoria, will feature as keynote speaker Hearing Office Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Social Security Administration, the Honorable Michael Cabotaje, who will share his journey of self-discovery as a gay man who entered law school in the late 90s and built his career path. We will also briefly feature additional guest speakers, including the Honorable Patrick Bumatay of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Honorable Andi Mudryk, newly appointed and first transgender judge of the Sacramento County Superior Court. We will also hear about the impact the inaugural scholarship has on Christian Seno, recent J.D. graduate 2022 from CUNY School of Law.
Of course, there will be lots of entertainment, including various lip sync performances and pre-recorded video montages featuring NFALA’s own homegrown talent.
The theme for our inaugural NFALA-ganza! is “The Power to Define.” Join us, become a sponsor, celebrate, reflect, and move to action!
For more info or to sponsor this event, please email email@example.com.
WHAT IS NFALA-GANZA!?
NFALA-ganza! is NFALA’s PRIDE celebration! In our second year, while we wanted to celebrate in-person, we’re again going virtual with in-person watch parties in regional affiliate cities. We will showcase entertainment from NFALA folks throughout the nation and from special guests. We will also have featured speakers. Importantly, in collaboration with the NFALA Foundation, we’re raising monies to fund the LGBTQIA+ Scholarships. We will have a fabulous time.
WHO WILL PERFORM?
You will just have to attend to see which from our multi-talented family will perform. Also, our emcee Diva Soria created original performances for our entertainment. They are all not to be missed!
WHO IS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER?
We are so proud to present this year’s keynote speaker, Chief Administrative Law Judge of the United States Social Security Administration, the Honorable Michael Cabotaje.
IS THERE A FEE?
No, the event is free. We do ask that you kindly donate extra monies to fund our scholarships.
HOW DO I DONATE?
Thank you in advance for your generosity. Please visit: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=G4UEBNX8Q8RK8, or use the below QR code. Be sure to choose from the drop-down menu, “LGBTQ Scholarship.”
I’M STRAIGHT, MAY I ATTEND AND/OR SUPPORT?
Of course! Our success relies, in part, on our alliances with various members of society. Your love and support are most welcome.
HOW DO I WATCH?
Register to receive the Zoom call-in details. Regional affiliate cities, such as Sacramento, New York City, and San Francisco are hosting in-person watch parties.
No matter how you watch, we invite you to turn on your video feed during the celebration. We do miss and want to see your lovely faces.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Be your fabulous celebratory authentic self! Some folks will be gender-bending. Others will be in drag. No matter what or who you wear, be and love yourself because you’re fabulous!
ANY OTHER TIPS?
Yes, for more fun, some folks will use an “alter-ego” or “drag” name while in Zoom. Feel free to share yours when you log in. Also, our special professional performers would love to receive tips. Their payment sites will be available during and after the event.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
You may contact any of the co-chairs. We’d love to hear from you!
Joey Badua, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emmanuel Salazar, Emmanuel.Salazar@doj.ca.gov
We can’t wait to see and celebrate with you.
Your NFALA LGBTQIA+ Affinity Network