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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P)



Join us on Zoom for a Panel Discussion on the award-winning film 'Abacus: Small Enough to Jail' with Chanterelle Sung ’00, Abacus Chief Executive Officer Jill Sung, Board member Vera Sung, and film producer Mark Mitten, moderated by Ti-Hua Chang on Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT.  Registration button below.

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL tells the incredible story of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus was the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forced the Sung family to defend themselves - and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle. The film received a nomination for the 2018 Academy Award - Best Documentary Feature, among numerous other awards and nominations.


Hear from the Sung sisters - Jill Sung, President and CEO of Abacus Bank, Vera Sung, member of the Board of Directors of Abacus Bank, and Chanterelle Sung '00, ironically a former Assistant District Attorney within the Manhattan District Attorney's Office that prosecuted the case, as well as Mark Mitten, the film producer. The panel will be moderated by Ti-Hua Chang, an award-winning investigative reporter.


The documentary is available for viewing here:


Bios of Panelists


Event organized by Stella Zhang *16Benny Mah '82 and Ella Cheng '16; co-Sponsored by A4P, PANYC, PWN NYC, PCNC and PCSC.



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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail ( Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )

Panel discussion about the award winning film 'Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.'

Location: virtual
Organized by: A4P

Posted by tmswift 9 months ago.


Navigating Your Career During an Uncertain Economy

Center for Career Development, Princeton University


Princeton Alumni Association of Essex and Hudson Counties (PAAEHs)

invite you to join us for a timely event

Navigating Your Career During an Uncertain Economy

Thursday, August 6 

8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT

Hear from fellow alumni about how they have navigated their career journeys during challenging economic circumstances, and join the conversation by offering your own hints and tips for thinking about careers during Covid-19.  In addition, hear from current students who have benefited from alumni offering virtual internships and projects this summer, and learn how these experiences have impacted their career decision-making.



RSVP to and you will receive the Zoom link on August 5th


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Navigating Your Career During an Uncertain Economy ( Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM )

Organized by PAAEHs and the Princeton University Center for Career Development

Location: Virtual
Organized by: PAAEHs

Posted by tmswift 9 months ago.


PA3 Virtual Wine Tasting

Dear PA3 members,

It has been over a year since we held our last wine tasting event. Recalling the fun of that event, and undaunted by Covid-19, we are organizing a virtual wine tasting event for the evening of July 7. We have arranged with a local liquor store to make available for purchase at moderate cost a selection of four wines. Via Zoom, a sommelier will guide us as we enjoy these wines from the comfort of our homes. Complementary cheese courses are identified and optional. Details on how to purchase the wine, the recommended cheeses, and instructions for the call may be found below. 

Hoping to share a glass with you, and with kind regards, 


Thomas Swift '76


Princeton Area Alumni Association 


Date: Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Virtual: Zoom instructions to be sent out towards date of event

Cost: $64 plus tax for four bottles of Northern Italian wine plus a Sommelier

Free delivery to certain zip codes

RSVP with affiliation by Mon. June 29 to Mo Chen ’80 at

Seats: 100 due to Zoom license limitations 


One of our members has arranged with Public, the liquor store on Witherspoon St., to do a wine tasting for us. Our certified sommelier for the evening will be Sebastian Koncurat who has 20 years of experience in the wine and culinary industries. The 4 wines offered for tasting are in the link below.  For full description of wines offered, please email Mo for a PDF. 

Public asks that we each buy our wine by 6:00 p.m., this coming Monday, June 29. The link is here. 

Public offers free delivery to the following zip codes: 08502, 08504, 08525, 08528, 08534, 08536, 08540, 08542, 08553, and 08558.  If you live outside these zip codes, you can still participate if you order online and pick up at the store. 

Public does not sell cheese but can recommend some that would pair well with each of the wines: 

1. Piave Vecchio - Veneto, Cow milk. Medium hard. Good pairing with the Breganze Pinot Grigio 

2. Pecorino Romano - Sheep milk. Medium hard firm, slightly salty. Origin: Lazio, suggested to accompany the Prosecco. 

3. Stella Fontinella, Cow Milk, sweet and spicy,  hint of sharpness.  Ideally for the Apassimento Pasqua red blend 

4. Parmigiano,  Cow milk, Emilia Romana,  hard and firm. Suggested for the Valtellina Nebbiolo Sassela 

Again, please email Mo with any questions:

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PA3 Virtual Wine Tasting ( Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM )
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Cost: $64 plus tax to publicPrinceton
Organized by: PA3

Posted by mochenpa3 10 months ago.


Princeton Arts Alumni Cabaret

Coming up this Summer! The 6th Annual Princeton Arts Alumni Cabaret (Virtual this year), plus knowledge sharing panel discussions and skills workshops for creating and working in the arts. Princeton Arts Alumni is an independent organization creating a network and resources for those in the arts as creators, patrons, managers, and enthusiasts. Engaging alumni in and for the arts: across disciplines, geographies, and decades. Learn more about Princeton Arts Alumni at and subscribe to our monthly newsletter of alumni-generated arts announcements reaching over 1,200 subscribers and counting worldwide



Posted by tmswift 11 months ago.


PA3 Book Club: June 25, 2020

May 22, 2020 -The PA3 book club will meet on Thursday, June 25, from 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom.

If you would like to participate, please email to request the Zoom link.

Our selection is:

The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love. The author, Michael D. Lemonick, Visiting Lecturer in Astrophysical Sciences, Freshman Seminars and the Princeton Environmental Institute, will join us for the discussion.

Mike is also the Opinion Editor at Scientific American. He has written more than 50 Time magazine cover stories on science, and has written for National Geographic, The New Yorker and other publications. 

Lonni Sue Johnson, the subject of the book, is the sister of Book Club member Aline Johnson '77.

The PA3 book club meets on the last Thursday evening of each month (except July, August & December) from 7-8:30, in East Pyne or Frist under normal circumstances, and via Zoom from 7-8 as long as the COVID-19 shutdown remains in place. Selections alternate, with occasional exceptions, between fiction and non-fiction, and the authors or books typically have a Princeton connection. Book club meetings are open to all PA3 members and their spouses/partners.

A list of book club selections can be found at

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Book Club: The Perpetual Now ( Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM )
Location: Zoom

Posted by Arlen 11 months ago.