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June 2023

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 🎓 Mentor alumni 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…

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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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July 2023

2023 Washington Leadership Program Session V: AANHPI Media Representation & Public Service

July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will feature AANHPI professionals working in the media and advocacy space. Topics of discussion include how to bridge media/communications with advocacy and public service, the importance and impact of AANHPI representation in media and the creative fields, as well as means to use media as tools of empowerment. Moderator  Sojin Kim | Curator, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Sojin Kim is a curator at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Her work spans festival…

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2023 Washington Leadership Program Session VI: The Future of AANHPIs in Public Service-What’s Next?

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will focus on the various career pathways within public service, as well as bridging AANHPI identity with a career in the public sector. Topics of discussion include sharing what a public service career looks like, ways to engage the AANHPI individuals with their work (community outreach, fundraising, etc), and the future of the AANHPI community in this space. Closing Remarks Ben de Guzman | Director, Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Ben de Guzman is the…

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