takes up Asian-American Activism at Conference
AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL conference of the Asian
Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) last February panelists
assessed the need for political activism among the Asian-American community
and discussed strategies to create such a political movement.
Among the topics addressed were anti-Asian discrimination in current events,
methods of translating professional success into political power for Asian
Americans, and the history of Asian American activism. Daphne Kwok, executive
director of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies,
delivered the keynote address. She spoke about the lack of Asian Pacific
American elected officials and offered tactics to boost their numbers.