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Day 3: Reclaiming #OurNeighborhoods and Building Power 

Wednesday, September 16th
2:00 pm ET / 1:00  pm CT / 11:00 am PT / 8:00 am HT
View the Recorded Session:
Wednesday Plenary
Opening Performance

Sokeo Ros joins us for a live performance of Cambodian Lullaby. Sokeo is a creator, performer, and founder of hip-hop based company, Case Closed! He was born in a Cambodian refugee camp in Thailand, arriving in the United States at the age of three. He began performing in high school and has since continued to tour the country. He is currently working with students in middle schools to help them cope and understand their trauma in collaboration with the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). He also worked, for the past six years, with incarcerated youth in Massachusetts in collaboration with the Department of Youth Services.

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Mobilizing For Our Future

With the 2020 election quickly approaching, we have much work to do to ensure that those elected are prepared to advance our progressive agenda, one that prevents displacement of communities of color and builds a more equitable and just economy.  Join us for this discussion with national and local leaders that are working to advocate for more equitable policies that impact our neighborhoods and communities.  This session will be formatted as a series of rapid-fire interviews with National CAPACD members and allies on our coalition’s key policy priorities, which we will raise up in the year to come with the next administration and newly elected members of congress.  

Opening remarks by:

Daphne Kwok, AARP

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Laura Choi, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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Nikitra Bailey, Center for Responsible Lending

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Jessie Lee, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

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Tavae Samuelu, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

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Chris Schildt, Policy Link

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Wednesday Closing

National CAPACD founding member Gordon Chin joins us to share some thoughts of inspiration for the future, as we move forward together. We will close out this convening by practicing the mindfulness that we will need in order to sustain our work into the future. 

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14th District)
Gordon Chin, National CAPACD Founding Member
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Seema Agnani
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