July 15, 2014

APANO Convention Earlybird Registration Open

APANO’s Statewide Convention 2014 is an inspiring day of cultural sharing and creating a vision for equity, equality and empowerment in Oregon. Since 2009, our convention has engaged and united our growing, diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities across the State of Oregon. We envision increasing our powerful presence in the political process, grounding our work in racial justice, and mobilizing for Election Day 2014. Join us for a day of smart workshops, inspiring cultural performances, and a unique opportunity to build your knowledge, skills and relationships.

APANO Statewide Convention 2014: Rising Tides
Saturday September 20th, 2014 All-Day
Where: Warner Pacific College (2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland, OR 97215)
Cost: Sliding scale $50-125
Earlybird Registration: $25 by August 1
Register Online

About the Convention
Our Keynote Speakers are Deepa Iyer founding Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and Jose Antonio Vargas journalist and immigrant rights activist who recently released his film “Documented”. We are also pleased to have invited remarks from candidates for US Senate - Senator Jeff Merkley and Monica Wehby and Oregon Governor - Governor John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson.

Our theme is Rising Tides. We are moved by the optimism and power of Asian and Pacific Islanders uniting for social justice. One can feel the tidal energy of our grassroots organizing, grounded in listening to our communities, and fostering alliances that seek to uplift all of us. Oregon is experiencing a seachange in the political landscape as our diverse communities rise together for equity that meets our specific needs and harness our energy and leadership. We invite you to join forces with APANO and help us rise to be fully engaged in the decisions that affect us.


  • To create space for diverse Asian and Pacific Islanders to share stories, strengthen cultural connections and deepen community trust
  • To energize leaders of influence as bridges between APANO and grassroots Asian and Pacific Islander communities
  • To build power on issues that affect our communities and develop strategies for action

For registration and general information please contact: Diem Huynh, Membership Coordinator, diem@apano.org | 971-340-4861

Interested in volunteering? Contact Soojin Hwang soojin@apano.org

Click here to Register Online - Earlybird Registration: $25 by August 1