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asian pacific islander month may 2017

Evolver Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – May 2017

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Mimi Singh

Mimi Singh, Associate General Counsel and Director of eDiscovery

Mimi Singh, Associate General Counsel and Director of eDiscovery

 

Mimi Singh is Associate General Counsel and Director, eDiscovery Consulting for Evolver Legal Services.

 

 

Mimi, an Asian American employee, is a Project Manager who oversees Evolver legal projects partnering with clients in satisfying their e-discovery case obligations. She also provides legal advice on contracts and sometimes counsels Associates on eDiscovery issues. Her role extends to speaking and writing engagements and business development efforts.

 

 

Mimi immigrated to the United States from Delhi, India. She credits her heritage and immigrant background for instilling in her the value of hard work and the importance of maintaining fiscal responsibility which she translates daily into cost-effective solutions for Evolver’s clients.

 

 

Mimi is located in Philadelphia, PA.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. By celebrating national heritage observances like this, we promote diversity and inclusion in our work environment.

 

In that spirit, we proudly recognize the contributions of our Asian Pacific American employees to our success. Asian Pacific Americans make up about 20% of Evolver’s employee population – a significant number. In this communication, we highlight Mimi Singh, one of many Asian Pacific American employees.

Background on Asian Pacific Islanders

 

The term Asian/Pacific Islander (API) represents and encompasses many ethnic groups with diverse backgrounds, histories, languages, and cultures. The term attempts to give expression to cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity while recognizing common historical experiences in American history.  API heritages can be traced to more than 30 different countries and ethnic groups and over 100 languages and dialects. It encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).
Through the decades, Asian immigrants struggled against legal exclusion, civil rights violations, and unlawful detention, such as the 120,000 Japanese who were interned during WWII. Since the 1960s, this multicultural group has blossomed. Asian Americans enrich the cultural life of the nation and continue to help write the remarkable story of America. Despite their contributions to the country’s strength and vibrancy, many still face challenges that sometimes hinder them from achieving their full potential.

 

Poster Exhibition Coming to Alexandria and Reston Offices

 

We are sharing some unique experiences of the Asian Pacific Islander American story this year by presenting the Smithsonian’s I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story. This exhibition charts the beginnings of Asians in America, from Asia motivating Christopher Columbus’ trans‐Atlantic voyage in 1492 to the arrival of Asian laborers all along the Gulf Coast and Eastern American seaboard throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, the exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of early Asian immigrants finding homes and participating in key moments in American history. Asian immigrants panned in the Gold Rush, hammered ties in the Transcontinental Railroad, and fought on both sides in the Civil War. And, on plantations in Hawaii and farms in California, they helped build the nation’s agricultural system. While the official exhibit isn’t coming to Evolver, the Smithsonian has provided posters to expand the reaches of the exhibit that will be traveling to major museums across the country.

 

Evolver’s poster exhibit begins on May 10th and will be on view until May 31st in both the Alexandria and Reston offices.
I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
This exhibit can be viewed on line by clicking here.