Fostering a culture of civic participation within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
2020 Centering AAPIs: Sharing Stories, Creating Alliances, Building Power
Centering AAPIs: Sharing Stories, Creating Alliances, Building Power February 3-4, 2020 Atlanta, GA
Day One began with the History of Power: How We Actively Weave Our Histories Together for Movement Building – a timeline activity to explore the history of the Southeast Asian communities in the U.S. as a starting point of making connections between struggles with other communities. This session was co-led by community organizers of Mekong NYC, Freedom, Inc. from Madison, and the Providence Youth Student Movement.
Day Two began with Fighting for the Right to Vote, a conversation on the voting rights challenges faced by AAPIs followed by peer to peer strategic planning sessions and Building Power with Data (Learning As We Build Power) breakouts identifying future research priorities and offering an orientation to the Movement Cooperative. The day concluded with The Day After: Post Election Scenario Planning session.