The theme of Youth Leadership Week 2018 is Conductivity, revolving around the idea of our generation as the catalyst for change and empowering Asian American voices, both back on our campuses and on a national level: the spark needed to ignite a movement.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email our Special Events Coordinator Aishika Jennela at aishika.jennela@ecaasu.org.

Map of Key Locations

Our venues (red), AAPI-owned food places (blue), and other AAPI-owned businesses (green) are on the Google Map below.

Day-By-Day Programming Calendar

Event previews are below, with more programming and details coming soon. 

Jump to a day: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Monday, June 25

Welcome Event

Time TBD | Location TBD

Check in for Youth Leadership Week and meet other attendees while eating dinner with one of the many restaurants in DC! 

Tuesday, June 26

Planned Parenthood Generation Action

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Google DC Office, 25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900

Workshop description coming soon!

NAAPIMHA

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Google DC Office, 25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900

Workshop description coming soon!

Congressional Reception

5:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Hart Senate Office Building, 2ND St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002

Hosted by APIA Vote, join us for an evening with AAPI members of the U.S. Congress. Hear their inspiring stories and have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with them. 

For more information and registration, visit apiavote.org/2018-reception

Wednesday, June 27

USSA GROW Training 

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

During this training, students will learn how to be more strategic in their fight for justice on campus and in the community. This training will teach participants how to increase student power on campus, build on-campus organizations and develop an effective strategy for running and winning campaigns.

CAPAL Washington Leadership Program Ideas to Action: Grassroots Advocacy

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | GWU Elliot School of International Affairs RM 213, 2121 I St NW, Washington DC 20004

The fourth WLP Session: Ideas to Action: Grassroots Advocacy hosted by the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership will focus on the history and involvement of AANHPIs in grassroots advocacy, organizing, and civic engagement. The session will discuss the role of the AANHPI community in past civil rights movement and grassroots efforts, and how the community can mobilize today with shifting political landscapes, mass communication, and prolific sociocultural movements. 

For more information and registration, visit capal.org

Thursday, June 28

OCA: Effective Lobbying and Advocacy 101

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | GWU Elliot School of International Affairs Rm 211, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Workshop description coming soon!

Social Event: Picnic at the Mall

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Location TBD

Join us for an evening of eating banh mi and playing games as we get to relax and hangout at the Washington Mall!

Friday, June 29

Hill Visits

Time TBD | Senate Offices at the Hill

More information will be released shortly!

APAICS: Sponsorship + Development

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | GWU Marvin Center 302, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Afraid of the ask? Building new relationships with potential sponsors, partners, and funders is daunting but, never fear! This workshop will provide you with ways to expand your organization's methods of fundraising and how to maintain relationships with sponsors. Reflect on your own organization's practices and learn how to integrate innovative ways to fundraise money in your own communities! 

Crossroads Campaign: Public Relations and Communications 

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | GWU Marvin Center 307, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Workshop description coming soon!

PIRG: Community and Coalition Building

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | GWU Marvin Center 302, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

A lot of us see problems in the world that we want to fix, but not all of us know what to do next. How do you get from picking an issue to running a fully developed campaign? Whether you're working to increase faculty diversity on campus or targeting your state legislature on a bill, we'll walk you through the steps from assessing your organizational strengths to how-to influence your target to vote the right way.

Plenary: 

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | GWU Marvin Center Amphitheater, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052