Asian Pacific Islanders California Action Network Presents:
California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit 2012
April 30 – May 1, 2012 Sacramento, California
Registration & Scholarship Process
It is our pleasure to invite you to the 9th Annual California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Policy Summit which will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center on April 30 to May 1, 2012.
This year, our theme of iAdvocate recognizes the empowered individuals who make up over 5.5 million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in California. Comprising 15% of California’s population, the AANHPI community must exercise its political strength and community voice. As a result, iAdvocate also speaks to how we can apply technology to our community organizing and advocacy. As with previous years, the API Policy Summit serves as a vehicle for the AANHPI community to refine its advocacy efforts in order to develop more sophisticated strategies to advance our community’s agenda on every level of government.
The Summit will feature skills building workshops that incorporate real community problems to help participants grow into stronger advocates, organizers, and leaders. The summit will bring focus to participants by organizing workshops into five policy tracks that will explore policy issues on the local, state, and federal levels. We bring back traditional policy tracks including civil rights, education, and health & human services. In addition, we are introducing two new policy tracks to parallel the wider range of issues our community is advancing – environmental justice and labor & economic justice. Registering for the API Policy Summit now includes the API Policy Summit Gala Dinner, where we will celebrate community leaders and organizations. During day two of the API Policy Summit, participants immediately jump in the role of advocate by participating in legislative visits to advocate for their legislative, policy, and budget issues with legislative offices. More information about the API Policy Summit program can be found on our website atwww.apisummit.org.
The API Policy Summit marks a significant opportunity for California AANHPI community members and organizations to empower themselves and their community at the California State Capitol.
Participants can register on-line here: http://apisummit2012.eventbrite.com
For participants who have financial difficulty, scholarships are available by applying on-line here: http://goo.gl/kYk7E.
For more information regarding program content, please contact