asian/latino issues forum on december 4

All right. For those of you in Los Angeles, save the date. Here's details on a cool event next month I'm on the hosting committee for, an Asian / Latino Issues Forum featuring representatives from the leading Democratic Presidential Campaigns. Tuesday, December 4th at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy. Here are the full details:
Please join us on Dec. 4th for two exciting programs in one night: an Asian/Latino Democratic Presidential Forum and - immediately following the forum - a very special networking party hosted by various community groups!


An Asian / Latino Issues Forum
featuring representatives from the leading Democratic Presidential Campaigns
with special celebrity appearance by Kelly Hu

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Event is FREE

6:15 PM doors open
6:45 - 8:15 PM panel/forum (will begin promptly)
8:15 PM - Tuesday Tingler at the Far Bar (more info below)

Assembly Member Kevin de Leon (Hillary Clinton's campaign)
Assembly Member Anthony Portantino (John Edwards' campaign)
LA School Board Member Yolie Flores Aguilar (Barack Obama's campaign)

The forum will be moderated by Eric Byler (Asian Pacific Americans for Progress) and Sandra Mendoza (Metropolitan Democratic Club).

Host Committee (in formation): Grace Chee, Phil Chung, Xioamara Corpeno, Keith Kamisugi, Ted Kroeber, Joseph Legaspi, Monica Macer, Raul Macias, Alejandro Menchaca, Sumun Pendakur, Alex Rooker, Mora Mi-Ok Stephens, Liz Sunwoo, Nick Velasquez, Janet Yang, Ed Yoon

Steering Committee: Dennis Arguelles, Charles Chang, Curtis Chin, Rhett Francisco, Vivien Hao, Go Kasai, Preeti Kulkarni, Katy Lim, Dean Matsubayashi, Sandra Mendoza, Catherine Park, Anthony Rendon, Melvin Tabilas, Sarah Tay

Presented by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress and the Metropolitan Democratic Club. Venue sponsored by National Center for the Preservation of Democracy. Co-sponsored by the USC Asian Pacific American Student Services. For more info on the forum, email: curtischin@aol.com

Immediately following the forum will be the Tuesday Tingler, a special edition of the Monday Minglers co-sponsored by Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Committee and Asian Pacific Americans in Philanthropy. They will be joined by several co-sponsoring Latino organizations. Just walk around the corner to:

Far Bar at Chop Suey Cafe
347 E. First Street
Tel: (213) 617-9990

For more info on the party, email charles.chang@apadrc.org
Mark your calendars. It should be a pretty interesting event, along with a cool party afterwards. Hope to see you all there.

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