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Program

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 

9:30AM – 7PM 

JADE/APANO MULTICULTURAL SPACE
8114 SE DIVISION STREET
PORTLAND, OR 97206

9:30AM – 10AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast


10AM – 10:15AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
    • Joseph Lyons Santos, APANO
    • Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, UCLA Asian American Studies Center & AAPI Policy Research Consortium
    • Scot Nakagawa, ChangeLab

10:15AM  11:15AM
AAPI Activism in Portland

APANO and community partners briefing of activism in Portland and AAPI community issues and campaigns (e.g. Pacific Islander Health, Anti Displacement work, Civic engagement, racial justice organizing)

Moderator: Joseph Lyons Santos

Speakers:
  • David Anitok, CANN
  • Jenny Kim, KAC
  • Karn Saetang, APANO & NAKASEC

11:15AM 
 12:30PM
Collaboration for Activism, Mobilization and Resistance

Bridging community and university - Panel presentation and discussion on community campus activism, participatory action research projects, democratizing Ethnic Studies in high schools, impacts of executive orders on Muslim, Arab and South Asian American (MASA) communities, dismantling of Affordable Care Act, roll back of consumer protections.

Moderator: Lisa Hasegawa

Speakers:
  • Robyn Rodriguez, UC Davis Asian American Studies Department
  • Paul Watanabe, University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Asian American Studies
  • TBA

12:30PM 
 1:30PM 
Networking Lunch


1:30PM – 3PM
Research to Resistance - Where do we go from here? (Breakout Strategy Groups)

Resisting Trumpism
  • Remarks by Soya Jung
Breakout Groups
  1. Organizing defense & resistance – Sanctuary Cities
    Soya Jung

  2. Role of Arts and cultural organizers/Role of Social Media
    Tad Nakamura Asian American Documentary Network & Candace Kita, APANO/Cultural Work & Development Coordinator

  3. Democratizing K-12 Education, Educational Justice
    Jeanice Chieng, APANO/Policy Manager

  4. The Lack of Asian American Leadership in Higher Education & Impact on Asian American Studies
    Joyce Moy, Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York

  5. Threats to Census 2020
    Dan Ichinose

  6. Connecting Asian American Studies to Advocacy and Policy
    Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, UCLA Asian American Studies Center & AAPI Policy Research Consortium & Paul Watanabe, 
    University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Asian American Studies
2:30PM – 2:45PM
Break


2:45PM – 3:30PM
Reportbacks


4PM  5PM
Walking tour of Jade District *OR* Screening of Mele Murals at Canton Grill Banquet Room


5:30PM
Community Reception & Book Reading (Canton Grill Banquet Room)
    • Welcome by Joseph Lyons Santos
    • “Serve the People” Book Reading by Karen Ishizuka

7PM
Conclusion
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