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Senate Select Committee - API Caucus

Monte Jade joins Ascend, Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs (APAPA), Indiaspora and Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI) at the Senate selection committee for Asian Pacific Islander Affairs - Breaking the API Glass Ceiling - Legal, Entertainment, Journalism, Technology.


I. Welcome Remarks

 Senator Pan, Chair, Select Committee on API Affairs

 Assemblymember Marc Berman, 24th Assembly District

 Nicole Taylor, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

II. Legal

 Judge Rupa Goswami, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

i. A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law: Current Asian Americans make up in public


III. Entertainment

 Michelle Sugihara, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE)

i. Asians writers and executives in Entertainment

 Adele Lim, Writer Producer

i. Asians on screen time, challenges in creating Asian centric shows

IV. Journalism

 Ted Han, Asian American Journalists Association, National Vice President of Finance

i. The Association of News Editors survey: API data on reporters, producers, editors

V. Tech

 Buck Gee, Executive Advisor, Ascend Foundation Research

 Denise Peck, Board Member, Ascend NorCal Chapter, Ascend Foundation Research

 Linda Akutagawa, President and CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)

 Allison Scott, Chief Research Officer, Kapor Center for Social Impact

 Marilyn Nagel, former Chief Diversity Officer, Cisco Systems

 Teddy Liaw, CEO, NexRep, LLC

VI. Public Comment

VII. Closing Remarks

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