2021 CPA Summer Dinner Series

[image description] A teal background with pastel string lights on the top right and bottom left corners with a yellow table and two teal/pale yellow chairs facing each other with a bow of noodles with chopsticks are on the bottom right. Yellow and white text on the left side reads “Chinese Progressive Association presents 2021 summer dinner series.” Black and teal text on a yellow rectangle reads “Tuesday, 7/6-8/10  | Zoom  |  5:30-7 PM PST / 8:30-10 PM EST |  RSVP Required.”

Please join the Chinese Progressive Association for our 2021 Summer Dinner Series

6 week series on Tuesdays, July 6 to August 10, 2021 from 5:30-7 PM PST / 8:30-10 PM EST. 

Bring your dinner/snack and come together to engage in conversation with movement leaders & organizers to deepen our individual and collective analysis of the current political moment. This is a great opportunity to explore critical issues facing our communities and how grassroots communities are building power to confront these challenges to envision a future and world we want.

RSVP here: [https://tinyurl.com/2021dinnerseries] You will receive a zoom link to the event the DAY OF the conversation. Please do not share this link with others.

Topic List (Speakers will be updated as confirmed)

  • Tue. 7/6 – True Movement History: Rainbow Coalition
    • Speakers:
      • Eddie Wong is a longtime activist and artist in the Asian American Movement. He was one of the founders of Visual Communications, a non-profit media collaborative. He wrote and directed several documentary films including Wong Sinsaang, Pieces of a Dream, and Chinatown Two-Step. He was also a founder of the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA and co-edited Roots: An Asian American Reader.  Later, he served as a Northern California campaign coordinator of the 1984 Jesse Jackson for President campaign and in 1988, he became the National Field Director. He was the Western Regional Coordinator of the Rainbow Coalition from 1992 to 1996.  He returned to the community as the Executive Director of the Center for Asian American Media (1996 to 2006) and Executive Director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.  He is currently retired and edits and publishes East Wind ezine.
      • Mabel Teng is
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  • Tue. 8/10 – Visioning for the Future
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