On September 7, 2019AAPI Progressive Action, in partnership with Asian Americans Rising Action Fund, will host the AAPI Community Action Summit at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Orange County, CA.

At the AAPI Community Action Summit, leaders and advocates from across the country will gather to showcase our emerging movement, which is based on the belief that we are stronger when we work together with common purpose to serve our communities. Each session will feature new ideas, new capacities, and new leaders who are building a movement that celebrates our diversity and binds us all together as Americans.



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7:00-8:30 Registration and Networking Breakfast 

8:30-9:00 Welcome and Setting the Stage (Terrace Pavilion)

9:00-9:15 Keynote Remarks (Terrace Pavilion)

9:15-10:30 Plenary | Up For Grabs: AAPI Voters And The Future Of Our Nation (Terrace Pavilion)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Plenary | Moving the Dial: Issues that Move Our Community (Terrace Pavilion)

12:15-12:30 Transition to Lunch

12:15 - 1:30 Lunch

NextGen #AAPIHollywood: Asians in Entertainment and Activism (Terrace Pavilion)

1:30 - 3:00: Concurrent Sessions and Training

Civic Engagement 2.0: Ushering In a New Generation of Progressive AAPI Women in Public Office (San Gabriel)

Campaign Training 1.0 (New American Leaders) (San Carlos)

Bolstering Our Voice and Impact through 501c4 Power (San Felipe)

3:00 - 3:15: Break

3:15 - 4:45: Concurrent Sessions and Training

Coalition Building for Power and Impact: Fortifying Our Reach and Mobilizing Community Resources in Emerging Communities (San Gabriel)

Campaign Training 2.0 (New American Leaders) (San Carlos)

C4 Action Planning: Ramping Up for Foundation Dollars (San Felipe)

Engaging the Media: A Practical How To Guide (San Pedro/San Diego)

4:45 - 5:15: Plenary | Fireside Chat – Champions for Public Service (Terrace Pavilion)

5:15 - 5:30: Closing Remarks (Terrace Pavilion)



On the evening of Saturday September 7, 2019, you are invited to attend the AAPI Summer Soiree. This festive gala will take place at the exclusive Center Club in Costa Mesa, CA. Come meet and mingle with top influencers and enjoy a night filled with good food, great company and fantastic entertainment. Registered attendees of the AAPI Community Action Summit may purchase a limited number of discounted tickets at $100 per person as a participating “Community Partner.”