Site Visit: Building AAPI Immigrant Power in Houston

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, as well as the fastest growing segment of the population of many Houston-area suburbs, with immigration contributing greatly to this growth. Asian immigrants and refugees in the area have migrated from Vietnam, India, the Philippines, China, and Pakistan. On this site visit to the Chinese Community Center, you will learn about the power and influence of this diverse community from the Empowering Communities Initiative, a coalition of groups serving the Asian American/Pacific Islander community and supporting efforts to engage in advocacy.

Featuring members of the Empowering Communities Initiative:

  • Deborah Chen, Executive Vice President, OCA National; Civic Engagement Programs Director, OCA-Greater Houston
  • AJ Durrani, Chair, Emgage - TX
  • Michael Nguyen, Executive Director, VN TeamWork, Inc.
  • Chi-mei Lin, Chief Executive Officer, Chinese Community Center
Date & Time: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 -
9:00am to 12:30pm CDT