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The 2016 Advancing Justice Conference (AJC) is the first and only national conference in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community focusing on civil rights and social justice. Over 700 AAPIs from across the U.S. will come together to address issues facing our fastest growing populations. The theme will focus on civic engagement and building our electoral and social power in support of economic and racial justice. Conference attendees will participate in two days of panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building, trainings, and networking receptions.

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Wednesday, March 30 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Empowering Our Communities to Vote Through Education

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What is the best way to educate our communities about the election? Join us to hear from a panel of community organizers about best practices and effective tactics to do just that, from voter guides to candidate forums, as well as important legal rules around voter education and other resources. Templates and materials to get your voter education efforts started will also be provided. 

Moderators
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Christine Chen

Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote
Christine Chen, the founding executive director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote from 2006-2008, returned to APIAVote in 2011 to serve as its current Executive Director. During her tenure, she strengthened and expanded APIAVote's partners into 22 states. APIAVote’s research and polling of Asian American voters and their regional trainings and field programs have strengthened the local grassroots programs in reaching and... Read More →

Speakers
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Rebecca Apostol

Consultant, Likha Consulting
Rebecca Concepcion Apostol dedicates her work to her parents, Philippine immigrant activists who shared their commitment to social justice with her at a young age. Apostol serves as National Organizing Director for Community Outreach Group, a consulting firm that supports Planned Parenthood with short-term staffing and large-scale advocacy campaigns. She has focused her professional life on building strong, progressive, and politically active... Read More →
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Joseph Santos-Lyons

Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Joseph Santos-Lyons is a Chinese-American, cultural organizer, community minister, and musician. Santos-Lyons has worked for democracy, human rights and systemic change that addresses the root causes of inequities for 25 years in Oregon, Colorado, Massachusetts and the Philippines. Currently he serves as Executive Director for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, a community organization with over 2,000 constituents that works to... Read More →
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Shyaam Subramanian

Southern California Counsel, Alliance for Justice
Shyaam Subramanian serves as Southern California Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy program at the Alliance for Justice. In this capacity, he assists nonprofit organizations in pursuing legal and effective advocacy to advance their public policy goals. Subramanian received his J.D. from University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles. He was previously a Public Interest Fellow at the National Health Law... Read More →