Julie Park presents LaaF22...
Asian American Political Participation
Sunday, March 7, 2010
ABSTRACT: What better way to commemorate the 2010 Census (be counted!) than a talk on Asian American political participation? We live in exciting times. Currently there are an unprecedented number of Asian Americans in Congress and city councils, three Asian Americans in the cabinet, and an Asian American family that is related directly to President Obama.Â Still, in 2008, Asian American voter registration and turnout still lagged behind the national average of voting for U.S. citizens 18 and up (63.6% nationally, 48% Asian Americans). We will discuss some of the pertinent issues related to Asian American political participation, including the young adult vote, party identification (or lack thereof), and the importance of civic participation.Â Our film for the night features Ronnie Cho (Polk County, Iowa organizer), the Soetoro-Ng family (Obama's sister/brother-in-law), and Eugene Kang (special assistant/presidential golf buddy).
SPEAKER BIO: Julie Park is an in-demand speaker that tours throughout the country (from California to Ohio to name a few!). We are certainly lucky to have her present at LaaF. Her talents are many and broad in scope, ranging from politics, education, and missions to sending-articles-to-friends and baking no-knead-bread.
Film: By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)
Food: Jja-jang-myun (Asian and Black!)
When: Sunday, March 7, 7:00PM
Where: Jinna's place