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A new public program presented in-person and on Zoom


Asian American Politics:

Where We Are Today and the Paths Forward


Tuesday, October 18 from 2:00 PM–7:00 PM (ET)


2:00–2:05: Introductory remarks from Roosevelt House Public Policy Program Director Dr. Basil A. Smikle Jr.

2:05–2:30: Today’s Context, a panel featuring Dr. Vivian Louie in conversation with Hunter professor of Asian American Studies Chris Kwok.

2:30–4:00: Moving Forward, a panel discussion on the issues facing Asian Americans, civic engagement, and paths forward featuring journalist Rong Xiao Qing and political consultants Trip Yang and John Albert.

4:00–4:30: Break

4:30–4:35: President Jennifer J. Raab introduces New York City Council Member Sandra Ung, representing the 20th District in Queens.

4:35–5:30: Council Member Sandra Ung delivers brief remarks followed by Q & A.

5:30–6:30: A Screening of new documentary The Race Epidemic, an examination of xenophobia and racism against the AAPI community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to watch the trailer:

6:30–7:00: Post-Screening Talk Back: A conversation with The Race Epidemic Executive Producer Ron Wong, co-founder of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation (APALF).

7:00–8:00: Reception with light refreshments.


A proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all who attend.
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