Empower Summit Workshops: Civic Engagement Track

Sep 25, 2019

Last Thursday, we announced workshops related to Entrepreneurship, one of seven tracks that we will explore at the Empower Summit. Whether you have a great solution that you want to translate to a business or wonder how successful startups grow their business, you’re guaranteed to learn something new. We also announced that McKinsey & Company will present at the summit its 2019 Women in the Workplace report, a study conducted by McKinsey in partnership with LeanIn.org that assesses data on gender diversity by companies employing more than 13 million people.

This week, we're excited to announce workshops and plenary sessions related to Civic Engagement:

  • The Insiders’ Perspective: Getting Korean Americans into Elected Office
  • Moving Capitols: The Secrets of Shaping the Lawmaking Proces
  • Civil Discourse, Progress, and the Korean American Community in an Age of Hyper-Partisanship

See you at Empower Summit! Register at empower.councilka.org today!

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Check out our confirmed programming under the Civic Engagement Track:

[Workshop] The Insiders’ Perspective: Getting Korean Americans into Elected Office. How do you run for office? What is the difference between local, state and federal offices? How do you know if you have what it takes to win? Speakers for this panel include Mark Keam, Virginia Delegate (35th District); Patty Kim, Pennsylvania State Representative (103rd District); Daniel Cho, Assistant Executive Director at New York City Campaign Finance Board; and Sam Oh, Vice President at Targeted Victory.

[Workshop] Moving Capitols: The Secrets of Shaping the Lawmaking Process. Ever wondered how a bill becomes a law? What is the role of staff members in the legislative process? Come learn from veteran state and federal legislative staff members about how laws get made and the vital role of constituent groups in advocating for change. Speakers include Peter Hyun, Partner at Wiley Rein LLP and former Senate staff member; Chris Ku Berger, a Senate Staff Member; and Hannah Cho, Senior Policy Advisor, LA City Council President Herb Wesson.

[Plenary Session] Civil Discourse, Progress, and the Korean American Community in an Age of Hyper-Partisanship.  The partisan nature of our current political environment threatens to divide communities. What preventive measures can the Korean American community take to avoid gridlock and promote dialogue? What role can CKA play to build bridges between regional groups and inter-generational groups? Confirmed speakers are Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCLA; Heseung Song, Chief Strategist at the Mighty Engine; Andrew Yeo, Associate Professor of Politics at Catholic University; and Charles Jung, Trial Attorney at Nassiri & Jung, LLP.

 

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