The goal of the National Civic Leadership Forum is to unite our diverse AAPI community to be empowered to speak with one voice and a vision to build our collective American Dream.
Keynote Speeches on Day 1
The Passage of Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill with overwhelming bipartisan support showed unity in the US government is possible. Let’s hear from Rep. Grace Meng (Democrat) who sponsored the bill and Rep. Young Kim (Republican) who supported the bill how this was done and the implications for the AAPI community.
Healing and Unifying Asian Americans
This year’s opening ceremony panel features a diverse group of panelists spanning the geographic regions of Asia.
Day 2 welcome and opening Remarks
We are all immigrants to this country in different periods of time. As immigrants we all have contributed to this country in ways big and small. We all Belong.
Keynote Speeches on Day 2
We all Belong
AAPI Hub Project
Exciting concept and Protoype for the AAPI infrasturcture hub is introduced.
Leading in Racial Harmony - Stand Up & Speak Out
Racial conflicts in America had a long history of ebbs and flows, resulting in a continuous social unrest, especially during challenging times such as the current pandemic.
The AAPI community is recognized in the United States
AAPI in Media and Entertainment
Against the backdrop of Anti-Asian violence and political rhetoric, we have seen deeply significant gains in the past year. In this session, our panelists will share how we can leverage media and entertainment to unify our narrative.
AAPI Representation and Equality
Empowering Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to work together to articulate their issues and apprehensions is the goal of this breakout session.
AAPI Political Engagement
Political activists from various API communities that will speak to the need, manner and importance of recruiting candidates, fundraising, and organizing all API’s to participate in elections as much as possible.
AAPI Cultural and Heritage
This session is a moderated panel discussion of five speakers on different cultures and heritages.
AAPI Future Generation
We address the struggles of developing youth engagements with AAPI organizations in order to come up with sustainable and empowering solutions to inspire and spark a progressive change.
Shattering the Bamboo Ceiling
Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) each have a unique history, culture, language, and other characteristics. We will be telling our lived experiences through an intersectionality lens in overcoming these barriers.
Closing Keynote Speech
United States will be a country without a majority ethnic group that dominates. We all need to learn to live in harmony, contribute our maximum potential to make this land where we can fulfill our collective American Dream.