“COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT ” in the “We are compassionate” track in NCLF 2020
The participants of the 2020 NCLF will feature more than 10 ethnic groups and over 100 AAPI leaders from across the country as speakers and participants in dozens of workshops, panels, and keynote speeches. AAUC is excited to offer an online exhibition hall, online auction, cultural performances, and cooking demonstrations by famous Asian chefs. Confirmed guests include Andrew Yang, former presidential candidate; Ro Khanna, US Representative (CA); Ty Bledsoe, Assistant Vice President – External & Legislative Affairs at a Fortune 10 Company; Sean Do, award winning author, Jennifer Carnahan, Chairwoman for the Republican Party of Minnesota; Evan Low, California State Assembly member; and more.
With the theme of “Community Spotlights”, the 2020 NCLF Closing Ceremony on September 20, 2020 will feature the stories and voices of “The Power of WE”
- Congress-member Ro Khanna, Lloyd Doggett, US Representative /Congressman (TX), Carol Moon Goldberg – President, League of Women Voters (CA)Keynote speeches;
- In Time of COVID-19 video stories by Competition Winning filmmakers
- Next generations Asian Americans stories Essay reading
- Original compassionate Music “Consolation” by award-winning musician Phil Young, Clara Yang, Daming Li; http://www.dingdingtv.com/?p=62933
- Community Leaders Joint Statement and press conference
The Closing Ceremony will also feature Diverse Content Creators, Ethnic media, Community Leaders, and Next Generation Americans. It will also highlight Asian American’s contribution; tell their compassionate stories during the pandemic with videos and music; make the statement of commitment for our bright future.
Please register to join us on Sep. 20th 1~3:30pm : https://whova.com/web/nclf_202009/
“If you want to go far, fly together,” said CLUSA Executive Director Anthony Ng. The 2020 NCLF welcomes all AAPI individuals and organizations as well as non-AAPI allies, corporations, policymakers, elected officials, and community members to attend, connect, and build solidarity.
A Joint Statement September 20, 2020
The 2020 election is a historical moment for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our rapidly increasing share of the electorate, collective economic impact, and professional and civic achievements present a powerful, unparalleled opportunity for political engagement. Our vote matters.
Our vote matters to future generations. We must advocate for the common interests of the AAPI community, allied with other minorities, to build our collective American dream.
Our vote matters to the well-being of all Americans. America is strengthened by multicultural diversity when all ethnicities partake in our democracy. We have the obligation and privilege to shape the future of this nation with our unique contribution.
We celebrate our diversities while uniting under a common goal: increasing AAPI voter turnout and census participation, holding ourselves accountable and being counted. We pledge to reach out to our relatives, friends, organizations, and community to participate in the 2020 census and election at all levels of government.
Representation Matters! AAPI Vote Matters!
2020 National Civic Leadership Forum Closing Ceremony Agenda
August 20,2020 1pm-3:30pm PT / 3:30PM-6:30PM ET
The stories of “The Power of WE”
- In Time of COVID-19 video stories by Contest Winning diverse filmmakers
- Next generations Asian Americans stories Essay reading
“In time of COVID-19” – A Video Essay Contest to tell the Humanistic Stories of the Current Pandemic Open to all independent journalists, ethnic media, event organizers and civic organization contestants.
12:55pm Play Trailer
1:00pm Welcome and introduce the activities by Moderator, Amrita Singh
1:02pm Introduction by Joel Wong, Judge Chair of Contest
1:07pm Award Presenting by Sandy Close, Founder of Ethnic Media Services (Share certificates)
1:10pm 3rd Place and Viewers’ Choice
Introduce “Catching Love” by (Jason Shan)
Sabrina Lin Acceptance Speech
Introduce “Greater than a Pandemic-Hope, Compassion & Community” by (Ellen Zhang)
David Acceptance Speech
Introduce “Friendships without Borders” by (Josephson Shan)
Christine Von Raesfeld Acceptance Speech
Introduces “Kindness is Contagious” by (Michael Shen)
Shawna Wu Acceptance Speech
1:20pm 2nd Place
Introduces “Sparky the Mask Ambassador” by (Esther Zhu)
Keyi Chang Acceptance Speech
Introduces “COVID 19 Challenge” by (Harold Wang)
Garry Acceptance Speech
1:25pm 1st Place
Introduce “Smile and Say Hello” by (Caitlin Sheng )
King Yaw Soon Acceptance Speech
“Next Generational Asian American essay reading” Contest Award
1:30pm Introduction by Xiaoyan Zhang
1:45pm Award Ceremony Closing Remarks and artists intro by Diana Ding
Original Compassionate Music
· “Consolation” by award-winning musician Phil Young, Clara Yang, Daming Li
1:50pm Innovation Dialog with Artists
Moderator: Amrita Signh
Guest: Phil Young, Composer
Clara Yang, Piano
Daming LI, Cello
1:55pm Play the music
Community Leaders Speak out on “The Power of We”
2:00pm Paly Trailer
2:05pm Summarize and Recognition by Dr. SK Lo, President of AAUC
2:15pm Speaker introduction by Chelsea Zhang, Moderator
2:17pm Keynote Speech by Ro Khanna, US Representative/Congressman (California)
2:32pm Speaker introduction by Chelsea Zhang, Moderator
2:33pm Keynote Speech by Lloyd Doggett, US Representative /Congressman (TX)
2:48pm Speaker introduction by Chelsea Zhang, Moderator
2:49pm Keynote Speech by Carol Moon Goldberg – President, League of Women Voters (CA)
The voices of “The Power of WE”
Joint Statement Press Conference
3:04pm Welcome the Medias by Diana Ding, Founder of Ding Ding TV
3:06pm Introduce and Read the statement by Xiaoyan Zhang, AAUC public relations committee chair.
3:09pm Joint Statement Announcement
3:25pm Closing Speech by Sandy Chau, Founder of CLUSA
3:30pm Group Pictures & End
In the darkness, We bring the lights to each other
Someday we lost, We find the way together.
Nothing can stop The Power of We
— Diana Ding