2016 OCA National Convention
AAPI Women's Track
Forging Ahead: Legacy, Advocacy, Activism
Westin Jersey City Newport | Jersey City, New Jersey
July 21 - 24, 2016
OCA's newest initiative, the AAPI Women's Track seeks to address the unique needs of AAPI women from across the country through leadership development, training, and discussions. Hear from successful and powerful women toward your empowerment as an individual. All are welcome!
Schedule of Events:
Location: Enterprise I & II
Friday, July 22, 2016
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | API Women Power: From the Grassroots to the Capital
Speaker Nadia Hussain
Frederick Douglass famously stated "Power concedes nothing with a demand". So how do API women take action to demand power shifts? In this session we'll learn how fierce API women have organized, cultivated sisterhood and stood up to be heard in the streets and the halls of legislation and what you can do to be part of it.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Shattering Taboos: Understanding & Recognizing Domestic Violence in a South Asian Context and Creating Community Awareness
Speakers: Prashanti Vasagiri, Chandana Guntupalli
A session on how to recognize signs of domestic violence, not be a bystander, and change the taboo of not talking about domestic violence in AAPI communities.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Forging Ahead: Where and How Do We Go From Here?
Moderator: Diane Wong
Speakers Helen Wan, Helen Zia, and Krishanti Dharmaraj
A workshop on shattering the bamboo ceiling for AAPI women everywhere by focusing on how the history of AAPI women before us can help shape the AAPI women leaders of today and tomorrow.