Session Type(s): Caucus
Starts: Friday, Aug. 3 1:00 PM (Central)
Ends: Friday, Aug. 3 2:15 PM (Central)
Join Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from across the country to learn about some of the great work being done in AAPI advocacy and progressive political advocacy. We’ll make friendship, build up our communities and movement, and talk about our role in the resistance. This is a closed caucus.
Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed is a political strategist, storyteller, and artist based in Los Angeles. She creates at the intersection of counternarratives and culture-shifting as a South Asian American Muslim 2nd-gen woman. She’s turned out over 500,000 Asian American voters, recorded her #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast at the White House and makes #MuslimVDay cards annually. Her essays are published in the anthologies Pretty Bitches, Whiter, Good Girls Marry Doctors, Love Inshallah, and numerous online publications. In Spring 2019 she was UCLA’s Activist-in-Residence at the Institute on Inequality and Democracy and in 2016 received an award from President Obama’s White House as a Champion of Change in Art and Storytelling.
John has been a New Leaders Council (NLC), Democracy for America (DFA) and New Organizing Institute (NOI) trainer.