The stories of “The Power of WE” on 2020 National Civic Leadership Forum

Watching Asian Americans Contribution during the pandemic, hearing the stories from future leaders.

Please register to join us on Sep. 20th 1~3:30pm : https://whova.com/web/nclf_202009/

“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.

2020 National Civic Leadership Forum Closing Ceremony on September 20

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”


  1. Congress-member Ro Khanna, Lloyd Doggett, US Representative /Congressman (TX),  Carol  Moon Goldberg – President, League of Women Voters (CA)Keynote speeches;
  2. In Time of COVID-19 video stories by Competition Winning filmmakers
  3. Next generations Asian Americans stories Essay reading
  4. Original compassionate Music “Consolation” by award-winning musician Phil Young, Clara Yang, Daming Li; http://www.dingdingtv.com/?p=62933
  5. 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.

The stories of “The Power of WE” Agenda

12:53pm                      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)

Play Catching Love from Abey Lin & Sabrina Lin

Sabrina Lin Acceptance Speech

Introduce “Greater than a Pandemic-Hope, Compassion & Community” by (Ellen Zhang)

Play Greater than a Pandemic- Hope, Compassion & Community by EM Collective

David Acceptance Speech

Introduce “Friendships without Borders” by (Josephson Shan)

Play Friendships without Borders by Christine Von Raesfeld

Christine Von Raesfeld Acceptance Speech

Introduces “Kindness is Contagious” by (Michael Shen)

Play Kindness is Contagious by Shawna Wu

Shawna Wu Acceptance Speech


1:20pm                        2nd Place

Introduces “Sparky the Mask Ambassador” by (Esther Zhu)

Play Sparky the Mask Ambassador by Keyi (Thea) Chang

Keyi Chang Acceptance Speech

Introduces “COVID 19 Challenge” by (Harold Wang)

Play COVID 19 Challenge by Gilroy Downtown Business Association

Garry Acceptance Speech


1:25pm                        1st Place

Introduce “Smile and Say Hello” by (Caitlin Sheng )

Play Smile and Say Hello by King Yaw Soon

King Yaw Soon Acceptance Speech


“Next Generational Asian American essay reading” Contest Award


1:30pm                        Introduction by Xiaoyan Zhang

Reading Essay

1:45pm                        Award Ceremony Remarks & introducing artists by Diana Ding


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