ST. PAUL, Minn. — Leaders and institutional decision-makers are invited to join the Coalition of Asian American Leaders for the “CAAL Ignites: Education and Economics” forum on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 from 8 to 10 a.m., in the New Main Great Hall at Metropolitan State University, 700 7th St. E., St. Paul, MN 55106.
The CAAL Ignites forum asks participants to “See Us. Understand Us. Act with Us”.
“As the fastest growing and youngest ethnic community in Minnesota, we can no longer be invisible and silenced in equity agendas on education and economics.” said Dr. Rose W. Chu, a founding executive committee member of CAAL, and an associate professor of urban education at Metropolitan State University.
Formed in 2013, the Coalition of Asian American Leaders envisions a state where all Minnesotans, regardless of background, are actively engaged and can achieve prosperity. The coalition brings together emerging and experienced Asian American leaders across generations, sectors and various ethnicities, harnessing their power to advance equity by connecting, learning, and acting together to improve lives.
In 2014, CAAL engaged over 300 Asian Minnesotan leaders who informed and prioritize more than 20 issues to work on together for the common good. Education and economics emerged as two priority issues that effect future prosperity. The efforts of two subsequent work groups shape the content of this interactive forum. The CAAL team will create an environment for leaders to share what actions should be taken collectively to move the community forward.
This forum is co-sponsored by the Ethnics and Religious Studies Department at Metropolitan State University. This event is free and open to the public. For food and space planning, please register at: https://caalignites.eventbrite.com.