Hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Advancing Justice Conference is the first and only national conference that focuses on civil rights and social justice in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It's happening this week, November 14-16 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.
For the 5th annual conference, folks are gathering from all over the country for three days of programming, including panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building trainings and networking receptions. Here are some more details about the conference:
WHAT:The pre-conference registration deadline has passed, but you can register onsite on the day of the conference. I'll be participating in the plenary session Civil Rights for the Next Generation: The Role of Arts, Entertainment, and Social Media on Thursday, so I hope to see you there! For further information, visit the Advancing Justice website.
Advancing Justice Conference 2013
More information available at the conference website:
Leading individuals in rights advocacy, government, academia, media, performing arts, philanthropy, and other sectors, including U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, Bill Ong Hing (immigration law professor), Gurmukh Singh (Sikh-American facing deportation), Kathy Ko Chin (national expert on AAPI health), Robert Ross (foundation leader), Gautam Raghavan (White House Office of Public Engagement), and Phil Yu (blogger, Angry Asian Man).
Thursday, November 14 to Saturday, November 16, 2013
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the Advancing Justice Conference is the first and only national conference that focuses on civil rights and social justice in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The conference brings together Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from across the country to address issues facing these fast-growing communities. It serves as a unique forum where stakeholders can learn from other community experts, discuss common challenges and opportunities, share best practices and find ways to work collaboratively. Conference attendees participate in three days of programming, including panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity-building trainings and networking receptions.