Attention all API youth: White House AAPI is hosting a Town Hall meeting at the University of Nevada Las Vegas today, October 14th, at 4pm-5:30pm PDT/7pm-8:30pm EST. The event is intended to cover topics relevant to AAPI youth regarding politics, identity, and more. More information can be found here.
The Initiative cordially invites students, youth, and community advocates across the country to attend its first ever Virtual Youth Town Hall. The online event will be available for viewing at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/whitehouseaapi.
During the Virtual Town Hall, the White House Initiative will explore increasingly important issues relevant to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth. YouTube personality Ryan Higa, singer and songwriter Clara Chung, and Singer songwriter Cathy Nguyen are among the prominent AAPI role models that will serve as Town Hall panelists and address issues such as bullying, access to education, and AAPI representation in the arts and media. The Town Hall will be moderated by Sefa Aina, Vice Chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs.
Apologies for the late notice, but hopefully many will be able to tune in. I’m interested in hearing what they cover, and the best part? Viewers at home can submit questions that might be answered by the panel! Submit questions over Twitter by adding in #WHIAAPITownHall. You can start asking questions now, as well as during the live-stream meeting, so start tweeting!
Also, as a side note, White House AAPI is also the group that held the panel about education with singer-songwriter David Choi. At the Ustream site, you can also find those past virtual meetings. Enjoy!
Jillian Toda is an Oregonian from the Columbia River Gorge, where her great grandparents farmed upon arriving to America from Japan. She is currently a student at Willamette University majoring in Rhetoric and Media Studies, with a minor in American Ethnic Studies. In her spare time, she’s an MBA candidate at Atkinson Graduate School of Management.