Learning from Our Leaders: A Conversation with Asian American Activist Christine Chen

Join us for an inspirational conversation with Christine Chen, a national leader and activist in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community with roots in Columbus, Ohio.

Christine Chen is an alumna of The Ohio State University and is the founder and executive director of APIAVote, where she has promoted AAPI civic engagement and mobilized AAPI voters to an unprecedented national level. During her time at OSU, Christine was an influential student leader and activist by serving as president of Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and co-founding the Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU). She has more than two decades of experience organizing and advocating for issues such as immigration, hate crimes, affirmative action, census, racial profiling, voting rights, election reform, and responding to racist media incidents. Her role as a trusted coalition builder has led to relationships with key political offices including the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and federal agencies. For more information about Christine please visit: https://www.apiavote.org/node/2631


In this webinar you will learn about Christine’s experiences building community and solidarity and her journey to becoming a national AAPI leader. Christine will be interviewed by Nicolas Dang, undergraduate student and president of the Asian American Association at The Ohio State University. The interview will be followed by Q&A with participants.

This webinar is free and open to the entire Ohio State University community and the general public. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Leo Taylor (taylor.3408@osu.edu)

With many thanks to OPAWL (Ohio Progressive Asian Women’s Leadership) and The Ohio State University: Asian American Association, Asian and Pacific Islander Alumni Society, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Office of International Affairs, and Office of Student Life.

Details for our workshops and registration links are always available on our workshops page. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (taylor.3408@osu.edu).