's AAPI Empowerment Series With Yul Kwon

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Got this sent out my way and just wanted to make sure to post up on it for anyone that wants to get involved:

We're thrilled to announce the second conversation in's AAPI Empowerment Series, with Yul Kwon!

Yul is the winner of "Survivor: Cook Islands," and the first Asian American to win a reality show. The interview will be held Tuesday, June 9 at 6 pm PDT (9 pm EDT). Phoebe Eng's June 2 will be rescheduled; stay tuned for the new date.

Yul is quite active in the AAPI community -- he was in Denver for the Democratic Convention and was in Denver again in May for an AAPI Heritage Month event. He’s a great role model because of his accomplishments, and because he’s on a mission to dispel myths and stereotypes about Asian American Pacific Islanders, and to urge AAPIs to enter the political process.

He's sure to be an inspirational interview!

If you registered for Norm Mineta's interview, you're already registered for Yul Kwon. If you're new to's AAPI Empowerment Series, just register here:

You can read more about Yul Kwon here:

Here's how the AAPI Empowerment Series conversations work: The interviews are conducted over FR*EE teleconference lines (long distances charges may apply) and via webcast (always free). Once you register, you'll receive information on how to dial in for the interview, and you can also submit questions for Yul both before and during the interview.

Our goal at is to connect you with Asian American Pacific Islander pioneers and leaders, and empower AAPIs to find their voice and stand with vigor in everything they do!

Erin Yoshimura and Gil Asakawa, Founders,