FROM DATA TO ACTION: May 14, 2015

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How are federal agencies making advancements in data and research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?

What kind of research are community organizations putting out?

How do we more effectively get our information into the media and policy bloodstream?

Join us for a summit that includes high-ranking representatives from federal agencies, community organizations, and journalists who cover policy issues

 

SUMMIT AGENDA

8:30am: Breakfast and networking

9am: Welcome and NCAPA 2.0 Policy Briefing

10am to 11am: PROGRESS AND INNOVATIONS IN DATA AMONG FEDERAL AGENCIES

How are federal agencies making advancements in data and research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?  We will hear from agencies with long-standing strengths in producing current and disaggregated data, and others that have been making significant strides in the last few years.  We will also discuss current limitations and ways to improve data opportunities in the future.

Panelists:

John Thompson, Director, US Census Bureau
Jordan Matsudaira, Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisers
Thomas D. Snyder, Program Director, National Center for Education Statistics
Virginia Cain, Director of Extramural Research, National Center for Health Statistics
Nicholas Jones, Director of Race & Ethnic Research and Outreach, US Census Bureau

Moderator: Karthick Ramakrishnan, Director, AAPI Data and Associate Dean, UC Riverside

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11am to Noon: DATA AND RESEARCH IN AAPI COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

There is a growing amount of data being put out at the federal and state levels. How are community organizations (including many NCAPA members) making sense of the data and using compelling data points in their policy advocacy and media outreach?

Following last year’s format, we will have brief presentations from various organizations, with 30 minutes of discussion afterwards.

Moderator: Mini Timmaraju, National Director, NCAPA

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Noon to 1:30: TURNING DATA INTO NARRATIVE: IMPROVING OUR MEDIA AND POLICY STRATEGY

The problem used to be that we didn’t have much data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Today, we have made significant advances on the data side.  But this has not produced a corresponding increase in media coverage or attention by policymakers at the state or national level.  How do we more effectively turn data and research into effective outreach?

This panel will provide reflections and strategic advice on how to better get our information into the media and policy bloodstream.  

Panelists:
Kristal Ka’ai, Executive Director, Congressional APA Caucus
Hari Sreenivasan, Anchor, PBS Newshour
Sona Simran Kaur, Communications Director, SALDEF
Carrie Pugh, Campaigns Manager, National Education Association

Moderator: Richard Lui, Anchor and Reporter, MSNBC