History Making Inaugural Chinese American Convention to Kick off on Sept. 8

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, July 23, 2016, — The Inaugural Chinese American Convention organized by United Chinese Americans (UCA) will be held in Washington DC from Setp. 8 to 10. The theme of the convertion is “Sharing Vision, Uniting Communities!”
Honorary Co-Chairs of the Inaugural Chinese American Convention.

“Inaugural Chinese American Convention will be kicked off with an evening reception on Capital Hill on Sept. 8. Dozens members of Congress will attend the reception. Chinese American elected officials, including Boston City Council President Michelle Wu, are invited to speak at the conversion, ” said Haipei Xue, co-chair of the convention, during a recent visit to Bosotn.

Over the past year, Mr. Xue has traveled by train to 36 states to meet with Chinese American leaders around the country, and received strong support for the Inaugural Chinese American Convention. He expressed appreciation for supporters in the Boston area, including elected Chinese American officials such as State Rep. Donald Wong and Tackey Chan, Boston City Council President Michelle Wu, Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung and Quincy City Councilor Nina Liang.

The following is tenative schedule of the Inaugural Chinese American Convention. To register for the convention, please visit: www.u-c-a.org/convention-registration.

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016

12:00p Convention Registration Begins
2:30p Leadership Training for Next Generation
6:30p Congressional Gala Reception on Capitol Hill with Members of Congress (Co-Hosted by APAPA & UCA)
7:30p Award Presentation to “Fifteen Best Chinese American Organizations” by Members of Congress
9:30p Movie Festival (1st Movie)
10:30p Meet and Greet: Connect, Share and Bond

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016

8:30a Opening Remarks by Members of Congress and Other VIPs
9:00a Panel Discussion: Reflections and Prospects of Chinese Investment in the U.S.
9:30a Coffee Break
9:45a Panel Discussion on US-China Relations
10:45a Overview of Chinese American History and Envisioning of Its Future Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Chinese Ambassador
6:00p Pre Dinner Reception and VIP Reception
6:45p Networking, Social Dance and Karaoke
8:00p Award Presentation to People and Organizations Who Have Made Special Contributions to the Well Being of Chinese Americans and to the US-China Relations
9:00p Movie Festival (2nd Movie)
10:00p Gala Dinner “A Celebration of Ambassador Locke’s Life and Career” (Introduction by Vice President Joe Biden, to be confirmed)
Gala Reception and Dinner
1:30p “Pitching” by Proxies of Presidential Candidates
2:30p Panel Discussions on Civil Rights – A Conversation with Sherry Chen and Xiaoxing Xi, Proceeded by the Documentary on Sherry Chen
3:30p Coffee Break
3:45p Nurturing a Multi-Ethnic Democracy – A Panel Discussion among Leaders of Jewish, African American and Latino, as well as Asian American Communities
4:45p Chinese American Youth Debate on Presidential Election Issues

SATURDAY, Sept. 10, 2016

1:15p Panel Discussion – How to Build a Civically Engaged Chinese American Community
2:15p Envisioning Future and Calling for Actions (Open Mic)
3:15p Coffee Break
3:30p Transforming Our Community from “Community 1.0” to “Community 2.0”
4:30p Panel Discussion – Civic and Political Success Stories from Chinese American Communities
5:00p Approval and Signing Ceremony of “Washington Manifesto”
5:30p Group Photo
7:30p Award Presentation to Chinese American Youth Who Are Willing to Serve, Lead and Inspire
8:30p Celebratory Party