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Friday, October 21 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Welcome Address
Speakers
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Kenneth An, JD

Director, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Ken's addition role is with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. Kenneth An is the Director of the Boston Area Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  At the EEOC, Kenneth has conducted outreach with the Asian-American community and eliminated discriminatory job advertisements in Chinese newspapers that were circulated nationally.  Kenneth has sat on several... Read More →
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Bora Chiemruom

Executive Director, Asian American Commission of Massachusetts
Bora has over 17 years of non-profit leadership experience, including Administrative Manager of YouthBuild International, Program Director of ABCD - Mattapan Head Start, and Program Manager of the Citizenship Assistance Program (CAP) at the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA). She is currently on the Community Advisory Board of the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMASS Boston.  Bora was honored with the City of Lowell... Read More →
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Doua Thor

Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)
Doua Thor serves as the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Previously, she served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Initiative. Doua also served as a Senior Fellow with the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). Prior to this Doua was the Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) for nearly 9 years... Read More →
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Paul Watanabe

Director, Institute for Asian American Studies
Paul Y. Watanabe is currently associate professor of political science and director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Professor Watanabe is chair of the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations; President of the Board of Directors of the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund; a member of the Board of Directors of the American Civil... Read More →
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Honorable William G. Young

Judge, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
Honorable William G. Young, Judge of the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, has been an active trial judge for more than 25 years, serving on both the Massachusetts Superior Court (1977-85) and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (1985-present). After receiving his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1962, he served two years as an officer in the United States Army. His legal... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
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