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June 2020

2020 Washington Leadership Program Session I: COVID-19 Present and Aftermath for Asian America

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will focus on providing space for education and comfort for the after effects of COVID-19. Key topics of discussion includes mental health, physical health, and building strength by learning tactics to descalate or resolves potential conflicts created by xenophobia in our everyday lives.  Speakers As the founder and CEO of Novelly, Anna Gabriella Casalme is dedicated to creating a genuinely youth-driven civic engagement experience. Anna is the proud daughter of Filipino immigrants and she brings over 5 years…

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2020 Washington Leadership Program Session II: Democracy 2020: Making It Work

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will discuss the critical importance of civic engagement to the AANHPI community, the challenges and barriers to greater civic engagement, and the different ways that members of our community can become involved in our democracy. Key topics of discussion are the power of voting and the importance of the 2020 census, as well as other avenues of civic engagement including a career in public service. Speakers   Christine Chen, the founding executive director from 2006-2008 returned to APIAVote…

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2020 Washington Leadership Program Session III: AANHPI Womxn in Public Service: Overcoming Challenges in the Workplace

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will connect participants with AANHPI women leaders, giving voice to their professional experiences as minorities in public service. This session focuses on the challenges faced by AANHPI womxn in public service and the workplace. Key topics of discussion include gender pay disparity, experiences of discrimination or alienation in the workplace, and the impact of the #metoo movement on AANHPI womxn in public service. Speakers Sandy Hoa Dang, is a social entrepreneur, education expert, leadership trainer, and management consultant.…

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July 2020

2020 Washington Leadership Program Session V: Be the Change: Energy & Sustainability

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will focus on energy and environmental challenges and will highlight impacts, mitigation strategies, and the transition towards a more sustainable future from an AANHPI perspective. Key topics of discussion include international, national and local efforts to combat climate change, as well as steps that we can take as individuals to address this global issue. Speakers Destiney Mack, a 23 year old Dallas,Texas native, climate organizer with the Sunrise Movement, a national campaign to advance economic, racial, and gender…

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