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June 2023

2023 Washington Leadership Program Session I: AANHPI Diaspora & Identity: Careers in Public Service

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will feature speakers who have pursued a career in various public service sectors and areas related to public service. Topics of discussion will include bridging AANHPI identity with a public service career, how to get involved with public service post-college, and impact of CAPAL programming and any formative experiences they have had during their public service journey towards their future career.  Opening Remarks Christine Chen | Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote Christine Chen is a…

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2023 Washington Leadership Program Session II: Food Sovereignty & Culture// Politics of Food

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will focus on food access and security on AANHPI communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as weaving in the effects of mental health and food. Topics of discussion include the politics of food distribution and the impacts of food on culture and community.     Moderator  Mayura Iyer | Senior Consultant, Alvarez & Marsal; Treasurer, CAPAL Mayura (she/her) is the proud daughter of Indian immigrants, and was raised in the DC metropolitan area. As a 2015 CAPAL…

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2023 Washington Leadership Program Session III: AANHPIs in National Security & International Affairs

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will revolve around AANHPI professionals working in the national security and international relations realm, and more broadly how international affairs impacts our community. Topics of discussion include bridging AANHPI identity while working in international affairs, impact of international programs, and the model minority myth.   Moderator  Denise Lew | Board Member, CAPAL Ms. Denise Lew (she/her/hers) is a US Air Force veteran who retired as a Colonel from the military after serving 26 years as a healthcare administrator. She…

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2023 Washington Leadership Program Session IV: Pacific Islander Indigeneity & the Environment

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will focus on issues impacting the Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander community-particularly around environmental developments, impact of tourism, and the intersection between identity and the environment. Moderator  Meeyoung Tawerilmal | Advocate, ASP Meeyoung is an active Educator, Accredited Staging Professional and Entrepreneur expanding creativity in art and spaces from Federated States of Micronesia. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership and Management. Her advocacy work and vast leadership focuses on community organizations and Compact of Free…

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