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NEWS RELEASE August 31, 2020
Contact: SK Lo
Asian American Unity Coalition Goes Completely Virtual for 2020 National Civic Leadership Forum from September 12 to September 20
For its 2020 National Civic Leadership Forum (NCLF), Asian American Unity Coalition (AAUC) celebrates AAPI Unity: The Power of We in a completely virtual format. In partnership with Civic Leadership USA (CLUSA), the 9-day conference creates a community platform for all AAPI organizations leaders to interact, collaborate, and learn from each other. This year’s event builds off the momentum generated from the 2019 NCLF held in Washington, D.C.
“We are creating a virtual conference with all the bells and whistles and fanfare,” said AAUC President, SK Lo. For the first time, AAUC is utilizing digital tools like Whova, Zoom, polls, social media, and more to provide an open forum for AAPI leaders, youth, and community members. This year’s virtual platform is built from the bottom-up with proposal submissions from our diverse multicultural groups and all AAPI organizations and individuals.
AAUC believes that with the “Power of We,” our community will build trust and unity and make a difference in 2020 and beyond. Based on grassroots feedback, the conference is organized into four main topics:
  • We are diverse
  • We are compassionate
  • We are empowered
  • We are the future

The 2020 NCLF will feature over 10 ethnic groups and over 100 AAPI leaders as speakers from across the country throughout the dozens of workshops, panels, and keynote speeches. AAUC is excited to offer an online exhibition hall, online auction, cultural performances, and cooking demonstrations by famous Asian chefs. Confirmed guests include Andrew Yang, former presidential candidate; Ro Khanna, US Representative (CA); Ty Bledsoe, Assistant Vice President – External & Legislative Affairs at a Fortune 10 Company; Sean Do, award winning author, Jennifer Carnahan, Chairwoman for the Republican Party of Minnesota; Evan Low, California State Assembly member; and more.
“If you want to go far, fly together,” said CLUSA Executive Director Anthony Ng. The 2020 NCLF welcomes all AAPI individuals and organizations as well as non-AAPI allies, corporations, policymakers, elected officials, and community members to attend, connect, and build solidarity.
On September 5, 2020, AAUC will be hosting a preview party for VIPs, with the official opening ceremony being held on September 12, 2020 at 10am PST.
In addition to the many volunteers working behind the scenes, we have three teams of consultants supporting our event management, broadcasting, and marketing.
For more information on the 2020 NCLF, please visit the conference page on Whova

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