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Wednesday, October 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Challenging Mainstream Narratives: Reclaiming & Amplifying Our Data & Stories

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Fun Fact: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are among the fastest-growing groups in the country, projected to reach a population of 50 million by 2060. There are over 1 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders in NYC alone. Unfortunately, available data on the 19 Asian American and 5 Pacific Islander groups is often insubstantial, and the narratives that surround our AAPI communities are not always defined or claimed by us. We want to challenge existing stereotypes by creating and defining our own stories and shared values with our communities - particularly in the absence of solid disaggregated data representative of our communities. In this boardroom conversation, speakers will discuss empowered strategies and examples of using data and storytelling to describe AAPI communities that paints a robust picture of our diverse communities and that of other communities of color.

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Joyce Choi Li

Manager of Digital Projects and External Partnerships, NYC Speakers' Office
Joyce Choi Li currently serves as the Manager of Digital Projects and External Partnerships in the Office of New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. She joined the Council in 2014 to work on immigration, transportation, and technology issues, including the implementation... Read More →

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Kate Hamaji

Research Analyst, Center for Popular Democracy
Kate Hamaji is a Research Analyst at the Center for Popular Democracy, where she contributes to research efforts pertaining to CPD's racial and economic justice agenda. Previously, she worked with the New York City Office of Financial Empowerment, where she coordinated programmatic... Read More →
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Ryan Letada

CEO, NextDayBetter
Ryan Letada is the Co-Founder and CEO of NextDayBetter - a storytelling platform for diaspora communities. While the rate of international migration is at an all-time high, the stories of migrants are unfortunately not being told. Through their global event series and digital stories... Read More →
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Gautam Srikishan

National Facilitator, StoryCorps
Gautam Srikishan is a first generation Indian-American and Chicagoan working in New York as a National Facilitator for StoryCorps. He has spent the last two years traveling across the country collecting stories, archiving recordings, and sampling the local vegan food along the way... Read More →
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Diane Wong

Social Media Wizard, 18MillionRising.org
Diane Wong is 18MillionRising.org’s Social Media Wizard and is currently a doctoral student at Cornell University where she writes on race, gender and the gentrification of Chinatowns. As a scholar activist and educator, her research stems from a place of revolutionary praxis and... Read More →

Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Eisner & Lubin Kimmel Center for University Life, Washington Square South, New York, NY