OCA Summit: Resilient Communities


WeWork  , 625 W Adams St , 19th Floor , Chicago, IL 60661 , United States


July 29, 2020
7:00 pm
August 2, 2020
7:00 pm

Resilient Communities will be a virtual summit of plenaries, workshops, and entertainment for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, community partners, and allies across the country. Some highlights of the summit include advocacy workshops, professional development opportunities, and conversations on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted AAPI communities.

Workshops are free but registration is required. Information and registration can be found at ocasummit.dryfta.com. Follow our Facebook event and social media channels (@OCANational) for more information.

Don't miss the Kickoff event WED, JUL 29 AT 7 PM EDT with a welcome by U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu and a live, multi-panel, multi-media session featuring an all-star cast of luminaries in our community, entitled “Stop Repeating History: Asian Pacific Americans at the Dawn of a New Civil Rights Era"!

Panel 1: Perpetual Foreigners: Strangers in Our Own Land with Don Tamaki, Prof. Erika Lee, and Roland Hwang:

After over 170 years since first immigrating to the U.S., we still get asked "what country are you from?" What spurs people to use phrases such as "China virus" or "Kung Flu"? Historians and advocates who have played key roles in defining and defending APA history will speak on what we need to do to stop repeating history.

Panel 2: Clear and Present Dangers to Democracy with Dale Minami, Prof. Bill Ong Hing, and Eva Paterson:

Appeals to prejudice that have pervaded history continue to shape policies that impact APAs today. Why must we remain vigilant against systemic racism, manifested through current incidents of hate and violence, attacks on immigrants, and other forms of racial targeting?

Panel 3: Pathways to Racial Justice and Inclusion with Helen Zia, Konrad Ng, and Paula Madison:

Activists and leaders join us to speak on ways to achieve racial justice and inclusion at this dawn of a new civil rights era, one in which we cannot simply be bystanders in history.

Check out the full program schedule

We hope to see you there!


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