Asian Americans Flipping the Vote! A Conversation with Georgia Activists
Tue 4/27 • 12PM - 1:30PM PDT
The Atlanta metropolitan area is the largest new major emerging immigrant gateway in the U.S. What is the capacity of American South to adapt to the diversity of immigrant and refugee groups from all around the world? How does Southern hospitality extend to immigrant and refugee newcomers? Where do Asian Americans and immigrants fit into the on-going struggle for civil rights and voter protections in an urban/suburban spatial configuration that is still intensely segregated along Black and White color-lines?
• Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, Executive Director, Asian American Advocacy Fund
• E. Lim Asian, Organizing & Civic Engagement Director, Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
• Victoria Huynh, Vice President, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc.
Moderator: AJ Kim, UCLA Institute of American Cultures Visiting Scholar 2020-21; Associate Professor of City Planning in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University
Cosponsored by UCLA Asian American Studies Center and Institute of American Cultures