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Asian Americans and the Vote, featuring Rep. Judy Chu and a Panel Discussion on “First Vote”
October 14, 2020
Asian Americans are not just a growing demographic in the United States; they are also an increasingly important bloc of voters in American elections. On the eve of the start of early voting in North Carolina, please join us for this discussion of Asian Americans and the vote.
Rep. Judy Chu of California, the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress and the chair of the bi-partisan Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), will join us for special remarks on the role of Asian Americans in our democracy today.
All registrants will be given access to watch the award-winning documentary First Vote, by director Yi Chen, before the event. The film’s director and the co-founder and executive director of North Carolina Asian Americans Together, UNC alumna Chavi Khanna Koneru, will have a moderated discussion about the issues in the film and the issues facing Asian American voters in our state.
This event is co-hosted by the Carolina Asia Center and the Asian American Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. Additional sponsorship from the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the Center for the Study of the American South, the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Community Engagement, and the Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.