Public Forum on “15% and growing: The Civic Engagement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California”
Come join us for a public forum on the civic engagement of AAPIs in California, featuring insights from policyscholars and community leaders on the ways to forge a new path forward. The event will sponsored by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and AAADS among others.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a sizable and rapidly growing portion of California. They remain the fastest growing racial group in the state, and also the most heavily immigrant racial group in the state and country. AAPIs today represent over 1 in every 7 residents in California, and about 10% of the electorate.
What are the policy priorities and preferences of this large and diverse group of Californians, particularly when it comes to health, education, and the environment? And, looking ahead to 2014 and beyond, what will it take for AAPIs to play a more central role in civic life and politics in California?
More information regarding speakers, location, and time will be posted as the event gets closer!