|Join APEX for the 4th Annual Community Leaders Reception|
"Civic Engagement for a New Generation: Why Get Involved? Why Stay Involved?"
Come and meet the current and future leaders of the community and hear the insights of people who work hard to improve all of our lives at APEX’s 4th Annual Community Leaders Reception. This year’s theme “Civic Engagement for a New Generation: Why Get Involved? Why Stay Involved?” was inspired by our desire to discuss why it is important to energize more Asian Pacific Americans to take an active interest in the issues and concerns facing the community and the nation.
We will be discussing ways that people can get involved, such as through political participation and civic volunteerism. We will also discuss why getting involved is not only important for a democratic society and for the community's welfare, but also important for personal development, such as through the development of leadership skills and contacts.
Thursday, June 10th, 2010
Wilshire Grand Hotel
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Opening Reception (light refreshments served) from 6:00PM-7:20PM, followed by Speakers Program. Post-Event Networking Mixer to follow at 9:00PM in Point Moorea Lounge, located downstairs inside Wilshire Grand Hotel.
Premium Members: FREE w/ Pre-registration
Non-Members: $5 w/ Pre-registration
Students: FREE w/ student ID*
At Door: $10 for All (Cash/check only please)
Premium Members, register here: http://membership.apex.org
Non-Members, register here: http://clr2010.eventbrite.com
Business casual / professional attire strictly enforced.
No refunds. No exchanges. No exceptions.
Online pre-registration ends midnight, Monday, June 7th, 2010.
Stewart Kwoh, Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), Founder and Executive Director,
winner of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award
Civic Engagement and Empowerment Panel:
Charlie Woo, President and CEO of Megatoys, founder of the Los Angeles Toy District, and Chair of the Center for Asians United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE), and major player in LA politics
Ling-Ling Chang, Executive Director of the Youth Science Center, Newly elected-Council member for the City of Diamond Bar, first Taiwanese American woman elected to that position, and a young rising star in Southern California politics
Thomas A. Saenz, the new President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and former Counsel to the Mayor of Los Angeles, and a major Latino community leader
Karin Wang, Vice-President of Programs at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) of Los Angeles County
Moderator: George M. Yin, Esq., Attorney at GCR LLP, and APEX Director of Community Relations
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the event, go to: www.apex.org.