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OCA Greater Chicago is pleased to present APA Y-Advocate, a half-day interactive training for Asian Pacific American high school youth to cultivate the next generation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: Lathrop Gage LLP, 155 N. Upper Wacker Dr., Ste. 3000, Chicago, IL 60606

Attendees will engage in activities that will help them develop leadership skills, discuss the importance of advocacy, and investigate concepts surrounding AAPI identity.


Goals for the day may include:
  • *COMMUNITY - To build relationships amongst participants and strengthen community

  • IDENTITY - To learn about Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) identity and how culture intersects with leadership. To explore how APIA’s negotiate different aspects of identity (class, sexuality, etc.)

  • EDUCATION FOR ADVOCACY – To learn about APIA community history, issues and current advocacy efforts to create positive change.

  • LEADERSHIP - To gain awareness and skills for leadership (for both building up our communities and coalition work)

  • COMMITMENT - To gain inspiration and make commitments for involvement in the APIA community

  • Provide space for processing current events

Free to attend, but registration is required. Breakfast and lunch are included.

If you are 17 or under, print and bring the signed (by a parent/guardian)
permission slip on the day of the event.
Click here to learn more
For any questions, please contact Kent Tong at kent.tong@ocanational.org
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