expanding the asian american & pacific islander voice in national policy, april 11

Washington, D.C.! On Wednesday, April 11, the AAPI Policy Research Consortium is hosting a national conference on public policy and the AAPI community. "Expanding the Asian American and Pacific Islander Voice in National Policy" is a conference discussing where Asians and Pacific Islanders fit in issues that are framed mostly as black and white. The event is free for all, with a special pre-conference especially for students and youth. More information:
Expanding the AAPI Voice in National Policy:
Opportunities, Challenges and Alternatives for Collaborative Applied Research

April 11, 2012, 1 pm to 6 pm

National Education Association
1201 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Our everyday lives are subtlety influenced and profoundly impacted by public policies on taxes, spending and regulation. National policies define who we are as a people through immigration and census categories, basic rights and protections for minorities, inclusion and representations in the media and cultural institutions, health coverage and the safety net for the economically disadvantaged, physical and social infrastructure for neighborhoods and communities, etc. Over the last two decades, APAs have made remarkable progress in establishing a voice in the national policy arena to advocate for APA concerns and priorities. Unfortunately, there is a major vacuum. APAs do not have an established think thank. The one-day conference brings together stakeholders from the nonprofit sector, government and higher education to explore ways to promote collaborative applied research on issues affecting APAs.

Session for Students and Youth: 10:30 am-12 pm
Space is limited, so register at the conference website here.

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