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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.

Questions? Email conference@advancingjustice.org
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Thursday, March 31 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Making the Pitch: Winning Media Coverage For Your Story

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What makes a successful pitch? What does it take to get your story covered? A panel of news editors and reporters discuss the art of promotion and pitching. Find out how to give your press release legs and a voice by pitching with purpose and framing your story to values and interests that readers can relate to. Panelists will present their success stories and reveal what worked and what didn’t.

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Randy Bunnao

Reporter, ETTV
Randy Bunnao is the Communications Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, overseeing strategic communications and media outreach to mainstream and ethnic press. Previously, Bunnao was Education Director at the Williams Institute, a national LGBT law and public policy research center at University of California, Los Angeles Law School. Prior to graduate school, he was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in New York, where he... Read More →

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Former Senior Religion Reporter, The Huffington Post
Jaweed Kaleem was the former Senior Religion Reporter at the The Huffington Post, and will begin in April as the National Race and Justice Correspondent at the Los Angeles Times. At HuffPost, he wrote extensively on the Roman Catholic church, evangelical Christians, Mormonism and Muslim Americans. Kaleem was a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in 2014, during which he reported on Islam in Indonesia. In 2013, he was a Henry Luce Fellow in... Read More →
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Victoria Kim

Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Victoria Kim covers Koreatown, the Korean community and central Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was a legal affairs reporter covering state and federal courts, writing about a diverse array of topics including the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, police shootings, street gangs and celebrity trials. Prior to joining the paper in 2007, she wrote for the Associated Press in South Korea and West Africa as well as the... Read More →
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Traci Lee

Digital Editorial Manager, NBC Asian America, NBC News
Traci G. Lee is the Digital Editorial Manager for NBC Asian America at NBCNews.com, the country’s largest English-language national news source dedicated to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Previously, she was a digital and multimedia producer for MSNBC and, along with frequently covering the Asian-American community, she has been a vocal advocate for increasing diversity and representation in newsrooms. Lee currently co-leads... Read More →
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Leslie Berestein Rojas

Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter, Southern California Public Radio
Leslie Berestein Rojas is Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)'s Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter. Berestein Rojas has been with KPCC since 2010. She reports on immigration and the changing face of Southern California, as generations of immigrants and their descendants leave their mark on the region. She also ran KPCC’s Multi-American immigration blog between 2010 and 2015. Before coming to KPCC, Berestein Rojas reported... Read More →