Plenaries | August 4-5, 2017

Friday, August 4th

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM



AAPI Womxn: Centering Gender and Gender-Identity in Civil Rights

The Women’s March on Washington was the largest collective protest in U.S. history. It was a clear reminder that civil rights must include women’s rights. The protests were also a show of intersectional womxnhood, including not only gender but gender-identity. In this plenary, panelists discuss how the AAPI community and movement can ensure the explicit inclusion of gender and gender-identity in our political discourse and advocacy. 

  • Lavinia Taumoepeau-Latu, National Tongan American Society

  • Mee Moua, Former President and Executive Director AAAJ-AAJC

  • Jenma Rapues, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

Saturday, August 5th

9:00 - 10:30 AM


Protecting Civil Rights in the Technological Revolution

Technology is moving faster than the laws that regulate them. New innovations bring new opportunities but also possible breaches of consumer and civil rights. How can we ensure that the technological revolution includes our communities' interests without sacrificing our rights? This panel aims to highlight and answer some of those questions.

  • Mike Green, ScaleUp Partners

  • Cayden Mak, 18 Million Rising

  • Arun K. Ramanathan, Pivot Learning

  • Eddie Trong, The Silicon Valley Organization

  • Nicol Turner-Lee, Brookings Institute