9:00 - 10:00 AM


10:15 - 10:45 AM

Opening: Introductions, Overview, Expectations, and Community Agreements

10:45 - 12:00 PM

Unpacking Erasure

Kham Moua, Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy, OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates

American history classes do very little to shed light on the AAPI community's contribution to the development of the United States. "Erasure" refers to the practice of collective indifference that renders certain people or groups invisible; through this activity, students will begin to explore and unpack the history of Asian American and Pacific Islanders whose achievements, pain, and history has been blotted out. We will begin to collectively discuss the casualties of erasure in our community and the suppression of our stories in relation to other minority communities and intersections.


12:00 - 1:00 PM


1:00 - 1:45 PM





Reclaiming Education: Education Policy for Students

Students themselves are forgotten in the conversation regarding higher education policy. Panelists will deconstruct complicated issues affecting students such as school climate, college affordability, and access to higher education. Participants will get a snapshot of Federal Education Policy and an understanding about how these federal level policies affect the state and local level.

1:45 - 3:00 PM




Get to the Point! Effective Social Media and Campaign Strategy

Rebecca Lee, Communications Director, White House Initiative for Asian American and Pacific Islanders

Say it! Say it loud and say it proud. We live in a world where political and advocacy campaigns have lots of ways to communicate: television direct mail, online, print, Twitter and Facebook, etc. Learn best practices on campaign planning and social media organizing from seasoned professionals! This workshop is essential for any student leader.

3:00 - 4:30 PM





Demystifying the Advocacy Process

Teach For America

Have you ever wanted to advocate for policies that's important to you? Learn the steps to organizing an advocacy at your state capitol or school administration. This strategy session will provide attendees with pointers on how to organize participants, arrange meetings with legislators, and articulate your legislative platform.