Flushing, NY – A coalition of Asian American organizations is hosting a community forum for the upcoming 20th New York City Council District election, focusing on important issues for the Asian American community in Flushing. Candidates John Choe (D), Evergreen Chou (G), Yen Chou (D), S.J. Jung (D), Constantine Kavadas (D), Peter Koo ®, and James Wu (D) have already confirmed their participation in the candidate forum.
Event: Candidates Forum for City Council District 20
Time: 6:00 pm, Thursday, July 30, 2009
Flushing Library Auditorium
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
- John Choe (D)
- Evergreen Chou (G)
- Yen Chou (D)
- S.J. Jung (D)
- Constantine Kavadas (D)
- Peter Koo ®
- James Wu (D)
- Joyce Moy, Moderator
The forum is free and will be open to the public, and will feature a moderated Q&A session on important issues facing the Asian American community and a selection of pre-screened questions from audience members. The forum is expected to draw about 250 community members to the event, and simultaneous translation via headsets will be available in three languages.
The 20th District of the New York City Council represents one of the biggest Asian American populations in New York City. After growing 67 percent from 1990 to 2000, the Asian American population in Flushing now constitutes the majority of the community. While the Flushing Asian American community has experienced spectacular growth, it continues to face many pressing issues: a lack of affordable housing, few resources for English-Language-Learner students, and access to healthcare. This forum will discuss these concerns and other important topics for the Asian American community in District 20.
Main Sponsors: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), Organization of Chinese Americans – New York (OCA-NY), South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS), YKASEC – Empowering the Korean American Community.
For more information:
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)