AALEAD CommUNITY: Stronger Together

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AALEAD CommUNITY: Stronger Together

Monday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

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Add to Calendar 2021-11-15 09:00:00 2021-11-15 17:00:00 America/New_York AALEAD CommUNITY: Stronger Together

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/aaleadstrongertogether

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/aaleadstrongertogether


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As our community, like all communities, was faced with arguably the most difficult years in recent history, AALEAD stepped up to the challenge and continued its never-ending support of underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth in the DMV through after school, summer, and mentoring programs – just as we have done for over two decades. As we enter another year in these unprecedented times, AALEAD is ready to do even more.

In our efforts to nurture young people into confident, future leaders, we also recognize the need to build and uplift an even stronger community, united in the fight against COVID-19 and Anti-Asian hate. With strength and resilience, we join our voices with like-minded partners to address racism, racial equity, and the ever-evolving Asian identity while supporting health, wellness, and safety for all vulnerable members of our beautifully diverse community.

We invite you to join us on Monday, November 15 for our virtual event, CommUNITY: Stronger Together, kicking off with a special message at 9AM and continuing throughout the day with programs presented to you by members of our community and leaders within our region.

Unite with us in our efforts and let’s grow stronger together!

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Replay will be available after the livestream has aired.

9:00 AM
Welcome from Akil Vohra, Executive Director, AALEAD

10:30 AM
Stigma Won't Stop Us: Discussing AAPI Youth Mental Health, Bullying, and Harassment
Moderator: Ari Pak, Programs Director, AALEAD
Panelists: Jamie Lok, Board Member, Act to Change; Seon (Eric) Lee, Psychology PhD Candidate, George Washington University; Vy, AALEAD Youth

12:30 PM
A Conversation with Local School Officials on the AAPI Community
Moderator: Akil Vohra, Executive Director, AALEAD
Panelists: Dr. Melissa Kim, Deputy Chancellor, DC Public Schools; Elaine Chang, Director of the Partnerships Unit, Montgomery County Public Schools; Darwin Wong, Coordinator of the Equity Initiatives Unit, Montgomery County Public Schools; Abrar Omeish, School Board Member-at-Large, Fairfax County Public Schools

2:30 PM
Conversations of Hope: AALEAD Youth Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kathy Jiang, Program Coordinator, AALEAD
Panelists: Shuting, AALEAD Youth; Richa, AALEAD Youth; Emily, AALEAD Youth

4:30 PM
Closing and Thank You
Special Guest: Eun Yang, NBC4 Washington News Anchor & Advisory Board Member, AALEAD


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