Got this sent in my way and wanted to make sure and post it on up (thanks Grace).
LEADING ASIAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS ANNOUNCE NEW SHARED BRAND AT THE 2010 ADVANCING JUSTICE CONFERENCELooks like a lot of great workshops and incredible speakers including: Judge Denny Chin, Rep. Mike Honda, Harold Hongju Koh, Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, and Tina Tchen.
IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Harold Hongju Koh, U.S. Department of State, will deliver keynote speech; conference speakers include Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Judge Denny Chin, Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and others
WHAT: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2010 Advancing Justice Conference, “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders United in Strength” is a national civil rights and social justice conference that aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders in one place to address a broad range of issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The four hosting organizations will announce a new level of partnership under a shared name in order to better promote a fair and equitable society by empowering Asian American Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities. The conference is hosted by the Asian American Justice Center (Washington, D.C.), Asian American Institute (Chicago, IL), Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco, CA) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (Los Angeles, CA).
The Conference covers a variety of issues including: immigration reform and enforcement, immigrant integration, human rights, civil rights and national security, healthcare, English language learner, reauthorization of NCLB, and LGBT rights. It also includes presentations on corporate and foundation fundraising, new media, community organizing, board and commission participation, capacity building and intergroup collaboration. See below for the full conference agenda or visit http://www.advancingjustice.org/2010/schedule.
On the last day of conference, participants will participate in Immigration Advocacy Day and visit with members of Congress, key policy makers and advocates to discuss critical legislative priorities of importance to the Asian American community.
Definitely make sure and check it out if you can.