We are very excited to invite you to the #ImReady2019 conference happening on September 20, 2019 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland, CA. This year, our major convening will focus on self-identified Asian and Pacific Islander women, girls, and gender non-conforming communities and our experiences and leadership with Violence, Healing, and
Solidarity. The event will be hosted by our organization, AAPI Women Lead, which was created to build upon the progressive politics of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the United States through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls and in solidarity alongside other communities of color. Our conference will include table talk conversations and fire side chats to examine violence against Asian and Pacific Islander women, girls, and gender non-conforming communities. Central to our conference will include our communities’ reclamation of traditional forms of healing. We will host workshops and provide healing opportunities such as acupuncture, body work, yoga, effective communication, and intuitive healing.
Last year, AAPI Women Lead hosted #ImReady2018, a convening that included 300 AAPI women, girls, our allies and more than 25 speakers from across the diaspora. Special guests included Amanda Nguyen - 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee; Killer Bi Nguyen - a champion MMA fighter; Surina Khan - CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California; Terisa Siagatonu - award winning poet and educator; and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. These and many others are our celebrated leaders.
Make sure to save the date for this year's convening. We are excited to see many of you again or for the first time. Stay tuned to find out about our early bird ticket sales, scholarship opportunities, speaker and healer announcements!
Please reach out to us to learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. This will be an amazing event and we will need all of together to make it happen!
AAPI Women Lead Team