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June 2021

2021 Washington Leadership Program Session IV: Google Knows Me Better Than Me: AANHPI Data & Privacy

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This session will discuss current data and privacy laws of users, particularly with online platforms such as social media, search engines, news sites, etc. Key topics of discussion include the effects of data collection and tracking, boundaries surrounding online privacy, targeted ads and disinformation, effects of increased targeting on user behavior, and the ethics of data ownership. Note: All WLP Sessions will be recorded live. Speakers Tejas N. Narechania is the Robert and Nanci Corson Assistant Professor of Law at…

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July 2021

2021 Washington Leadership Program Session V: Environmental Racism & Inequality: How did we get here?

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This session will focus on the uneven impact of environmental issues on communities across the U.S. Key topics of discussion will address the unequal effects of COVID-19, raise questions about who gets access to basic resources (clean water and air), as well as the prevalence of food deserts across the country. Topics will also address how the AANHPI community specifically is affected by these phenomena. Note: All WLP Sessions will be recorded live. Speakers Destiney Mack, a 24-year-old Dallas, Texas…

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2021 Washington Leadership Program Session VI: What is your Experience with America?: Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This session will address the journey and experience of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S., acknowledging pivotal moments, challenges, and ongoing developments across generations, cultures, and communities. Key topics will include the effects of colonization, generational trauma, identity-building, and methods of advocacy and empowerment in today’s landscape. Note: All WLP Sessions will be recorded live. Speakers Michelle Pedro is a Marshallese American that was born and raised in Orange County, California. She has lived in Oregon for 7…

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2021 Washington Leadership Program Session VII: Our Voice, Our Power: AANHPI Cross-Community Alignment

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This session will address topics surrounding where the AANHPI community aligns itself in terms of providing solidarity and building cross-community connections outside the AANHPI realm. Key topics will include AANHPI involvement and perspective of recent social movements and events, repercussions of the complexity of the AANHPI community and how that translates to cross-community alignment, and ways in which to move forward and build productive dialogue and bridges. Note: All WLP Sessions will be recorded live. Speakers Dylan Rodríguez is a…

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