2019 National Leadership Summit – The State of Us: AAPI Equity, Justice & Inclusion

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Join us in New York on May 21, 2019 for AAPIP’s 2019 National Network Convening and Annual Meeting.

This year’s convening is designed as a special one-day leadership summit on the “The State of Us: AAPI Equity, Justice and Inclusion” that will bring together more than 125 funders and national AAPI nonprofit leaders who are dedicated to racial justice, policy advocacy, community organizing and other social change strategies addressing critical AAPI community disparities and needs.

The summit will be held at the newly re-opened Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice in New York City.

Participants will leave with new relationships, strategies, shared knowledge and inspiration for transformative philanthropy that expands and mobilizes resources for AAPI community.

Progam At A Glance

9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast Buffet
9:45 am: Welcome
10:00 am: Opening Keynote: “The Emergency: Asian Americans and Intersectional Strategies to Save Our Lives” Speaker: Mari J. Matsuda, JD
10:45 am: Plenary Panel: “AAPI Nation: The State of Us”
12:30 pm: Luncheon and AAPIP Annual Meeting
1:30 pm: Transition Break
2:00 pm: Plenary Session: “A Different Asian American Timeline: Introduction to Racial Capitalism” Presenters: Soya Jung, Fahd Ahmed, Chhaya Chhoum
2:45 pm: Transition from Auditorium to Breakout Tables
3:00 pm: Breakout Session: Interactive Conversations
4:00 pm: Snack Break
4:30 pm: Closing Plenary Panel: “Taking Action: This is the Future We See” Moderator: Lori Villarosa; Panelists: Janelle Choi, EunSook Lee, Cayden Mak, Alex Tom
6:00 pm: Networking Reception
7:00 pm: Adjourn

Featured Speakers

Fahd Ahmed
Kiran Ahuja
Chhaya Chhoum
Janelle Choi
Soya Jung
Lisa Hasegawa
EunSook Lee
Cayden Mak
Mari J. Matsuda
Mee Moua
Alex T. Tom
Amardeep Singh
Lori Villarosa


$150 : AAPIP Members
$175 : Non-Members

If you have any questions about your AAPIP membership status, please contact Marnelle Marasigan, Membership Program Manager, at .

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