The Asia Society in New York City will be holding a discussion on Shattering Convention: Asian Americans and the 2008 Election on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 6:30pm.
The discussion will analyze the dynamics of ethnicity and the roles of new media and youth as they relate to the Asian American community in the 2008 election cycle. Asian Americans are playing an increasingly important role in American political life. What are the most pressing issues facing the Asian American community today? What impact did the community have on the primaries, and what impact might they have on the national election?
Staff Attorney, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Professor and Director of International Studies, Trinity College
Author, Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity
Carmen Van Kerckhove
Co-founder and President of New Demographic
Host of the podcast Addicted to Race
In Conversation with:
Mae Cheng, Executive Editor, amNewYork
former President of Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and former President of UNITY, a coalition which represents over 10,000 journalists of color
Schedule: 6:30 p.m. Registration and Reception 7:00 p.m. Program
Purchase Tickets: $10 Members, students w/ID and seniors, $15 Nonmembers Online:tickets.asiasociety.org By Phone (M-F 10am to 5pm) 212-517-ASIA (2742)