AILA 75th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2022

New York Marriot Marquis, Broadway Ballroom, 6th floor


As we close out the 2022 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law, we’ll be celebrating AILA’s 75 years in style. Join us for music and dance performances, tributes to AILA’s legacy, a keynote speaker, and a chance to cut a rug with your AILA community.

The party will start at 8:00 pm with food and drinks followed by a program you’re sure to enjoy, including:

  • Welcome address by incoming AILA President Jeremy McKinney
  • Musical performance by Broadway actors Jennifer Sánchez and Brennyn Lark
  • Video tribute to AILA’s recent work
  • Remarks by AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson celebrating AILA’s leadership, past and present
  • Closing keynote address by Aasif Mandvi
  • Performance by Haitian dance group Kongo
  • DJ and Dancing until 11:00 pm

Aasif MandviAasif Mandvi

Peabody award-winning actor, writer, and producer

You know him from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Halal in the Family, This Way Up, Blue Bloods, Mother’s Day, Million Dollar Arm, The Internship, The Dictator, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, The Proposal, and more. He is also the author of a collection of personal stories about his immigrant experience entitled No Land’s Man.

Aside from his art, Mandvi works closely with the ACLU defending individual rights and liberties, including hosting and producing the Deportation Jamboree.

Brennyn LarkBrennyn Lark

Broadway actor

Credits include Eponine in Les Misérables on Broadway, Deena Jones in Dreamgirls on London’s West End, the world premiere of The Prince of Egypt, and the Emmy award-winning television series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Jennifer SanchezJennifer Sánchez

Broadway actor

Credits include Rosalia in the 2009 Tony-nominated revival of West Side Story, the Nurse in Sunday in the Park with George, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Ghost: The Musical, On Your Feet!, Pretty Woman, and The Rose Tattoo. 

75th Anniversary Committee Members

  • Gayle Oshrin, Chair
  • Robert Deasy, Vice-Chair
  • Mayabanza S. Bangudi
  • Dagmar Butte
  • Michael R. Jarecki
  • Allen Kaye
  • Olivia Serene Lee
  • Tammy Lin
  • Marketa Lindt
  • Bushra A. Malik
  • Jennifer Minear
  • Anita Mukherji
  • Howard Sam Myers III
  • Deborah J. Notkin
  • Allen Orr
  • Eleanor Pelta
  • John L. Pinnix

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