PEARL GALA BRIEFING
Organized by Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote
Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20024
Sunday, January 20, 2013
**Agenda and Speakers will be updated by 1/19/13
8: 00 a.m Registration Check-In (Coffee and breakfast will be provided for those who come early.)
8: 30 a.m. Welcome
Keynote Address by Christopher Lu, Cabinet Secretary
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. AAPIs’ Roles in the 2012 Election
Panel will contextualize AAPI participation in national electoral politics. What were our triumphs, our lessons learned, and the challenges AAPIs must address in elections to come? How do we increase and continue civic engagement work beyond elections? What should be our community’s goals and benchmarks moving into the 2013 midterms, 2014 Presidential election and beyond?
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. AAPIs and Policy Change: What’s Ahead in 2012?
During this interactive session, advocates and government representatives will have a robust discussion about key policy principles and priorities facing AAPI communities, and community-based strategies for influencing positive policy change. We will hear from members of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) as well as leaders within the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and the White House.
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. New Faces of Leadership
The 113th Congress is the most diverse in history. This includes 13 Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Come and hear the personal stories of some of these newly elected members and what drives them to be part of this political infrastructure.
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing