Description

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is organizing a forum focused on civic leadership and empowerment Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Sponsored by Civic Leadership USA, the forum will feature prominent leaders and elected officials who will discuss efforts to increase the community’s representation in government. Whether you’re looking to network, get more involved in the community, or even run for office, please join us on Saturday, March 30th!

Agenda Overview 

FORUM (2:00-5:00PM)

Opening Remarks and National Anthem
Emcee: CK Suero-Gabler, Region Chair, NaFFAA
U.S. Anthem: CK Suero-Gabler
Bennett Peji, Vice President, Impact & Partnerships, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Keynote Remarks: California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria, 78th Assembly District
Chris Cate, Councilmember, City of San Diego
Anthony Ng, Executive Director, Civic Leadership USA

Asian American Data/Representation Presentation
Tom Wong, Professor, University of California, San Diego; Board of Advisors, New American Leaders

Civic Leadership Panel
Moderator: Andrew Amorao, Region Vice Chair, NaFFAA
Mark Bartlett, Commissioner, Chula Vista Veterans Advisory Commission
Carol Kim, Director of Community Engagement, San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council
Ditas Yamane, Former Mayoral Candidate, National City

Closing Remarks
Jason Tengco, Executive Director, NaFFAA

COMMUNITY RECEPTION (5:00-7:00PM)

Susan Davis, Member of Congress, 53rd House District
Ben Hueso, State Senator, 40th Senate District
Shirley Weber, State Assemblymember, 79th Assembly District
Nathan Fletcher, County Supervisor, 4th County District
Monica Montgomery, City Councilmember, City of San Diego
Audie de Castro, San Diego Honorary Consul, Consulate General of the Philippines