What Can I Do in Six Weeks? A Fireside Chat on Mobilizing Voters in California and Swing States.
Join us for a conversation on what is at stake in the November elections for Asian Americans and how our engagement not only impacts California but also affects the results in swing states.
About the Speakers:
Titi Liu is the Director of International Public Interest Initiatives at Stanford Law. She holds both her bachelors and law degree from Harvard. Titi has dedicated her career to advancing social justice issues both domestically and internationally. She was the law and rights program officer for the Ford Foundation in China and a State Department and USAID consultant. Titi was most recently the Executive Director of the Asian Law Caucus, the first organization in the country to promote, advance and represent the legal and civil rights of Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Titi will set the scene for the November elections and guide our discussion on voter mobilization.
Aarti Kohli is the Executive Director of Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus. Previously the Deputy Director, Aarti Kohli is an experienced nonprofit lawyer, manager and philanthropic adviser with more than fifteen years of experience in issues impacting low-income and undocumented immigrants. Prior to her role as Deputy Director, Aarti led her own consulting practice. Aarti managed politics of demographic change and immigration reform at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Formerly, she worked on a range of issues, from bankruptcy to voting rights, as Judiciary Committee counsel to Representative Howard Berman (D-CA). Before working for Congress she served as Assistant Legislative Director at UNITE union in Washington, DC where she lobbied on behalf of low-income garment workers. Aarti will chat about the opportunities to mobilize voters in California and swing states.
Leverett Wing is the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Seminar, a 15 year-old non-partisan organization which has educated and trained over 1,400 leaders and activists in underserved communities. Leverett was instrumental in creating the Massachusetts Asian American Commission, a permanent entity in Massachusetts’ State government to represent Asian American interests; Leverett was named the Commission’s first permanent Executive Director. In 2016, Leverett was recognized by Get Konnected as one of their GK 100: Honoring One Hundred of the Most Influential People of Color, in Boston. Leverett will discuss his unique perspective on organizing Asian Americans.
Susie Hwang is an alum of Stanford Law, who clerked for Hon. Ronald Whyte of the Northern District of California, and was a litigation attorney at Morrison Foerster LLP. Susie has lived out her personal mantra: “don’t complain, do.” Not content with merely complaining about politics, Susie began organizing and using her experience as a lawyer – traveling to the border to offer legal assistance to migrants – to “get our government back for the good guys.” Susie will share the various ways, big and small, she has found to mobilize voters and increase engagement.
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