– Celebrating SABA’s 20th Anniversary –

Annual Dinner Information

On October 20, 2022, SABA San Diego celebrated its 20th Anniversary Annual Dinner. Keynote Speaker Najla Ayoubi, a prominent judge from Afghanistan and women’s rights activist, explored why human rights became her life’s work. Founding President Rupa Singh reflected on our organization’s history, while current President Mytili Bala highlighted the year’s programs and Afghan Outreach Project. Amandeep Ghuman received the 2022 Law Student Scholarship, sponsored by Jones Day, while Deborah Dixon received the 2022 Friend of SABA-SD Award. Bharatanatyam, dhol and Bollywood beats, henna artists, and delicious food from Royal India rounded out a fabulous evening. Thank you for joining, and thank you to our sponsors! We look forward to seeing you next year.

SABASD Annual Dinner

Thank you to our 2022 Annual Dinner Sponsors!


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List of Past Speakers

Year Speaker
2022 Hon. Najla Ayoubi of Afghanistan, Chief of Global Programs at Every Woman Treaty
2021 Honorable Bernadette D’Souza, Chief Judge of the Orleans Civil District Court.
2019 Gurbir Grewal, Attorney General of New Jersey
2018 Ahilan T. Arulanantham, Senior Counsel at the ACLU of Southern California.
2017 Paul Grewal, former Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Facebook, and former Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
2016 Deepa Iyer, Author of We Too Sing America
2015 Honorable Sri Srinivasan, Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of
2014 Hon. Rupa Goswami, Judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California.
2013 Justin S. Anand, U.S. magistrate judge for the Northern District of Georgia
2012 Anjali Chaturvedi, Assistant General Counsel, BP America, Inc