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Highlights from the Chicago Regional Leadership Academy

2015 19 Oct Highlights from the Chicago Regional Leadership Academy

On October 16-17, 2015, APAICS hosted a Regional Leadership Academy in Chicago, Illinois at BP. Trainers Jennifer Kim, and Kitty Kurth and Kevin Lamped from Kurth Lampe, ran workshops on developing you campaign, fundraising, ethics training and media training. Day 2 included round table discussions with community leaders on education, economic development and immigration.

Thank you to all of the guest speakers who made the program possible: Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth; Andrew Hong, Chicago Excel Academy; Marlynne Nishimura; Alan Thavisouk, Lao Youth Leaders; Lizzie Torres; Yvonne Lau; Aurora Abella-Austriaco, Austriaco & Associates, Ltd.; Dr. Karen Eng, CSMI; Anuradha Hebbar, Zurich North America; Robert Steiner, Small Business Administration; George Mui, MBDA & WHIAAPI; Inhe Choi, Korean American Resource Center and Cultural Center; Jerry Clarito, AFIRE Chicago; Van Huynh, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago; Reem Kapur, South Asian American Policy & Research Institute; Andrew Kang, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago.

Click here to see the program agenda and full list of speakers.

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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) shares the importance of having AAPI representation in the government on a local, state and federal level. She is currently the only federally-elected AAPI in Illinois, a state where AAPIs makes up 5.5% of the population.

 

Albert Shen, National Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, shares with participants his journey through politics from running for local city council to becoming a presidential appointee.

Albert Shen, National Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, shares with participants his journey through politics from running for local city council to becoming a presidential appointee.

 

What does a campaign timeline look like? Participants work together to strategize their group's campaign calendar from beginning to end.

What does a campaign timeline look like? Participants work together to strategize their group’s campaign calendar from beginning to end.

 

Chicago educators and advocates share their expertise and experiences in the round table on education K-12 policies impacting the local region and AAPI community.

Chicago educators and advocates share their expertise and experiences in the round table on education K-12 policies impacting the local region and AAPI community.

 


 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

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Southwest is the official airline of the APAICS Regional Leadership Academy

 

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