New York City

New York AAPI Forum with Faith-Based & Community Leaders
Saturday, September 21, 2013
The City University New York Murphy Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10036
9:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will convene federal officials and faith-based and community leaders in a day-long forum to share key Administration policies on economic growth, immigration, education, and civil rights. The forum will provide leaders and the broader AAPI community critical information and a better understanding of federal resources and services.

The focus of the WHIAAPI Community Forum is to accomplish three key goals:

  1. Establish a space where faith-based and community leaders can meaningfully engage and interact with federal officials;
  2. Identify policy and programmatic areas of concern, receive feedback, and share local success stories and practices that benefit the AAPI community;
  3. Share opportunities for leaders to collaborate with the Obama administration.

The forum is free and open to the public and is closed press. Register to attend here.

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Agenda

Asian American and Pacific Islander Faith-Based & Community Leaders Forum

Saturday, September 21st

CUNY, 25 West 43rd St., New York, NY

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Registration

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Welcome Remarks
Amardeep Singh, President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.  Economic Growth & Immigrant Integration

Engage in a discussion with federal and local officials on immigrant integration efforts as well as federal programs to help grow small businesses including loans, incentives, and federal contracting opportunities.

Moderator: May Chen, President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

Carol Keller, Acting District Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Small Business Administration (TBD)

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.  Break

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.  Civil Rights & Education

Join a dialogue with federal officials to promote equal access & opportunities, address bullying and workplace discrimination, and coordinate federal efforts to address civil rights concerns.

Moderator: Amardeep Singh, President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

Matthew Lattimer, Community Relations Service, U.S. Department of Justice

Gina Damasco, Attorney, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

Hsiao-Hsiang Wan, Trial Attorney, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Open dialogue

Join an open forum to share innovative approaches and best practices among faith-based and other community leaders, and dialogue with federal officials on programs and outreach to the AAPI faith-based community.

Moderator: Amardeep Singh, President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

3:00 p.m.  Closing

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