April 28-29: National Summit for Asian American Youth Advocates

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will host the second summit of the National Asian American Education Advocates (NAAEA) Network on April 28-29 at Hunter College of the City University of New York. NAAEA is a national collaborative of social service agencies, after-school programs, youth and parent organizers, education lawyers, social justice organizations, and policy advocates that work for Asian American youth.

Organizers, students, and staff from local Asian American organizations will travel to New York City from across the country to coordinate local, regional, and national advocacy for Asian American youth. Participating organizations will establish a national agenda, share educational resources and best practices, and aggregate their data on issues including anti-Asian bullying, bilingual education, affirmative action, and undocumented students.

“The NAAEA National Summit is the paramount opportunity for Asian American youth workers across the nation to join forces and define our agenda,” said Khin Mai Aung, Educational Equity Director at AALDEF. “From bullying to language access to anti-immigration laws, we must bring visibility and solutions to issues faced by Asian American youth.”

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Anti-Asian Hate Violence and Bullying


English Language Learner Students

Racial Profiling

Juvenile Justice

Mental Health

Gender and LGBQT Rights for Asian American Youth

Complete Summit Agenda

Speaker Bios

Map of Hunter College

Participating Organizations:

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) Asian American Lead (AALEAD), Washington, D.C. Asian Americans United (AAU), Philadelphia, PA Asian Pacific Islander Youth Promoting Advocacy and Leadership (AYPAL), Oakland, CA Asian Student Association of Philadelphia (ASAP), Philadelphia, PA Boston Chinatown Community Center, Boston, CA Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP), Philadelphia, PA Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), Atlanta, GA Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), San Francisco, CA Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), New York, NY Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), New York, NY Lowell Teen Coalition, Lowell, MA Monsoon, Des Moines, IA National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Los Angeles, CA/Washington, D.C. Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), Providence, RI The Sikh Coalition, New York, NY Vietnamese Young Leaders Association of New Orleans (VAYLA), New Orleans, LA

Contact: Ujala Sehgal at [](editor-content.html?cs=utf-8" href-“”=") or 212.966.5932 ex.217