Only days after Barack Obama’s historic victory, join us this Friday, November 7, to celebrate the launch of “APIs for Change” a new group which seeks to provide a next-generation political forum for Democrats in the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
The party goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mercury Lounge on 1582 Folsom Street, San Francisco. We’re asking for a $10-20 suggested donation at the door with proceeds going to Chinese for Affirmative Action.
APIs for Change seeks to capture, harness and leverage the political energy of newly activated Democrats in the API community by creating a self-sustaining, member-driven and member-supported organization that facilitates dialogue and inspires action.
Chinese for Affirmative Action (http://caasf.org) was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian and Pacific American (APA) community. CAA advocates for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and ensures racial justice.
The event is co-hosted by Phil Ting; CAA Board Members Stephanie Ong Stillman, Dexter Ligot-Gordon and Keith Kamisugi; and APIs for Change members Richard D. Pio Roda, Ace Climaco, Susan Sun, Tina Lee, Lisa Ang, Eddie Ahn, Steve Ngo, Johnny Wang, and Beverly Ng.