A public forum examining issues facing Chinese Americans today
WHEN: December 12th, 2009, Saturday 12PM-3:30PM
WHERE: Monterey Park City Hall Council Chambers
320 West New Mark Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754
UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the Chinese American Studies Endowment invite the Los Angeles community to join and participate in a community roundtable in Monterey Park, which brings together academic and community leaders to discuss "the state of Chinese America."
Thes program brings together individuals in politics, education, and the law to discuss how Asian Americans participate in a global society. The speakers will address the "issues of the day" including civil rights and the law, Chinese American political organizing and participation and the future role of Chinese Americans and U.S.-China relations.
Speakers will include Gilbert Hom and Suellen Cheng, the Chinese American Studies Endowment; Stewart Kwoh, co-founder of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center; Dr. L. Ling-chi Wang, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley; Rep. Mike Eng, representative of the 49th District of California; Dr. Tritia Toyota, adjunct assistant professor at UCLA; and Dr. David Yoo, professor at Claremont College and Director-designate of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.
- How can Chinese Americans fully participate, politically and socially, in today's society?
- Can Chinese Americans make a difference in future U.S.-China relations?
- What social, cultural, and political resources do we have to create a better American society for all?
Co-Sponsors: Chinese Historical Society of Southern California; CAUSE - Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment; Chinese American Museum; Chinese American Citizen's Alliance; Organization of Chinese Americans-GLA
Sponsor(s): Asian American Studies Center
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