AAPI Events

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00 AM through November 10, 2020 at 12am Berlin Time · 11 rsvps
    Zoom

    View the Documentary "First Vote”

    Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and more than 11 million AAPI will be able to vote in 2020.

    In a newly released documentary, First Vote, Yi Chen follows a cross section of politically engaged Chinese American voters, all first-time voters, during the 2018 midterm elections. This includes a variety of voters: A gun-toting Tea Party-favorite candidate courting GOP votes in the South; a podcaster in Ohio who became a citizen in order to vote for Trump; a progressive journalist confronting Chinese Americans for Trump after moving to a battleground state from Beijing; and a University of North Carolina professor teaching about race and racism in the U.S.

    RSVP to receive the link to view this newly released documentary from the comfort of your own home. Please consider helping us cover the costs of the film license ($202) by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.

    By sharing this film, our goal is to bring awareness to the political influence of the AAPI community and find ways to improve voter outreach.

    When can I watch?

    You'll receive a link you can use to watch the documentary any time between Thursday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 10, 2020

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 12 rsvps
    Zoom

    Film Screening & Discussion: “First Vote”

    Join the Democrats Abroad AAPI Caucus for a film screening of First Vote

    After the screening, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the film and also to submit questions for the discussion with the filmmaker, Yi Chen, on November 7th, 2020.

    In a newly released documentary, First Vote, Yi Chen follows a cross section of politically engaged Chinese American voters, all first-time voters, during the 2018 midterm elections. This includes a variety of voters: A gun-toting Tea Party-favorite candidate courting GOP votes in the South; a podcaster in Ohio who became a citizen in order to vote for Trump; a progressive journalist confronting Chinese Americans for Trump after moving to a battleground state from Beijing; and a University of North Carolina professor teaching about race and racism in the U.S.

    Our goal is to bring awareness to the political influence of the AAPI community and discuss ways to improve voter outreach. Please help us cover the costs of the film license ($202) by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.

    Time

    Vancouver, Canada 11AM PDT
    Washington, D.C. 2PM EDT
    Berlin, Germany 7PM CET
    Seoul, South Korea 3AM KST (Friday, October 30)

     

  • Saturday, November 07, 2020 at 12:00 PM Hong Kong Time · 7 rsvps
    Zoom

    Talk with “First Vote” Filmmaker Yi Chen

    Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and more than 11 million AAPI will be able to vote in 2020.

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    In a newly released documentary, First Vote, Yi Chen follows a cross section of politically engaged Chinese American voters, all first-time voters, during the 2018 midterm elections. This includes a variety of voters: A gun-toting Tea Party-favorite candidate courting GOP votes in the South; a podcaster in Ohio who became a citizen in order to vote for Trump; a progressive journalist confronting Chinese Americans for Trump after moving to a battleground state from Beijing; and a University of North Carolina professor teaching about race and racism in the U.S.

    Join the Democrats Abroad AAPI Caucus, Democrats Abroad China, and Democrats Abroad Hong Kong as we host a discussion with the filmmaker of First Vote, Yi Chen. She is a Soros Equality Fellow and DC Arts and Humanities Fellow. First Vote is her debut feature documentary. By RSVPing for this event, you will receive a link to watch the film prior to the event.

    Our goal is to bring awareness to the political influence of the AAPI community and discuss ways to improve voter outreach. Please help us cover the costs of the film license ($202) by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.

    Time

    Los Angeles, CA Friday, Nov. 6th, 8PM PST
    Berlin, Germany Saturday, Nov. 6th, 5AM CET
    New Delhi, India Saturday, Nov. 6th, 9:30AM IST
    Hong Kong Saturday, Nov. 7th, 12PM HKT
    Seoul, South Korea Saturday, Nov. 7th, 1PM KST
    Sydney, Australia Saturday, Nov. 7th, 3PM AEDT