Power Up! Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Fierce! Washington DC September 20 - 24

Our Power Up Conference will be held from September 20th to 24th in Washington, DC. This weekend of workshops and sessions for members and supporters will cultivate new leadership and build a powerful reproductive justice movement for AAPI women and girls. Members and supporters will share and develop strategies to fight for change and build meaningful connections to transform our communities. Let's Power Up together for justice!

Documents and Information


Agenda

All hotel rooms are located in the North Tower of the hotel.

Thursday, September 19

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Members arrive in Washington, DC

Friday, September 20; Members Only Meeting Day


11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, : Registration Opens (Monument Room)

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Member Arrivals

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM: General Session - Opening Session (Monument Room)

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM: General Session - Keynote, Why Our Power as AAPI Women Matters (Monument Room)

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM: Training Session 1: Choose from 3 breakout topics:

  • Power/Organizing (Valor Room)

  • Chapter Management (Liberty Room)

  • Reproductive Justice 101 (Victory Room)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Break

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: NAPAWF Business Meeting (Monument Room)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Dinner (provided) and Chapter Roll Call Shouting Contest

8:30 PM: Free Time! The DC Chapter will host an Open Mic (Potomac Room)

Saturday, September 21; Power Up Starts


Morning is NAPAWF Members Only

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Breakfast (provided)

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: General Session: Be Seen! (Monument Room)

9:30 AM - 10:35 AM: Training Session 2

  • Power/Organizing (Valor Room)

  • Chapter Management (Liberty Room)

  • Reproductive Justice 101 (Victory Room)

10:00 AM: Registration for public sessions for Power Up Starts (Monument Room)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Break - Snacks Provided

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Training Session 3

  • Power/Organizing (Valor Room)

  • Chapter Management (Liberty Room)

  • Reproductive Justice 101 (Victory Room)


12:15 PM - 12:30 PM: Closing Member Only Meeting (Monument Room)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch (provided)

From this point on, the conference is open to the public

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM: Opening Remarks & Logistics (Monument Room)

2:10 PM - 3:25 PM: Workshop Session 1

  • Art Activism (Monument Room)

  • Coalition Building (Valor Room)

3:25 PM - 3:40 PM: Break

3:40 PM - 5:40 PM: Community Care: “Speed Dating” and Wellness Options

  • Community Care (Monument Room)

  • Blended Bodies: Grounding the Mixed Folks’ Experiences (Victory Room)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Reception and Dinner (Provided) (Potomac Room)

Sunday, September 22

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Breakfast (provided)

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM: General Session - What Reproductive Justice looks like for AAPIs (Monument Room)

9:40 AM - 11:10 AM: Workshop Session 2. There are 3 options:

  • Organizing for Economic Justice at work (Liberty Room)

  • Expanding Reproductive Health and Sexual Health through Medicaid Expansion (Valor Room)

  • Southern Grit: Holding it Down in Georgia (Victory Room)


11:10 AM - 11:25 AM: Break

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: General Session - Stand UP! (Monument Room)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch (provided) (Monument Room)

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Workshop Session 3. There are 3 options:

  • Decolonizing Racial Categories (Victory Room)

  • When They aren't at the table: Solidarity with Muslims and Sikhs in a Post-9/11 Era (Valor Room)

  • Equipped With Knowledge: Your Rights at Protests (Liberty Room)


2:30 PM - 2:45 PM: Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM: Panel Session

  • Creative Ways to do Intersectional Policy Making Using the Reproductive Justice Lens (Valor Room)

  • Economic Justice for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Victory Room)

  • Immigrant Rights Workshop (Liberty Room)


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Closing Plenary (Monument Room)

5:00 PM - 5:20 PM: Logistics for Intersections Advocacy Day (IAD)


Monday, September 23

6:45 AM - 7:00 AM: Buses leave for our joint training day.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Breakfast (provided at the Marriott Hotel)

8:45 AM -9:00 AM: Break

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Welcome

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Icebreaker-Bingo

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: RJ Timeline

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Break

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

  • What are we Lobbying On: What is EACH: 15 minutes & 5 min Q&A

  • What is HEAL: 15 minutes & 5 min Q&A

  • What is an effective lobby visit meeting: 20 minutes

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM: Break

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM: How To Deliver Your Story

2:30 PM -2:45 PM: Break

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM: Stories & Lobbying Skits

3:30 PM  - 3:45 PM: Zumba

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Lobby Day Groups Practice

5:00 PM - 5:20 PM: Closing/Reflection

5:30 PM -7:30 PM: RECEPTION: Welcome & Honoring legislative champions

Tuesday, September 24

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM: NAPAWF Breakfast (provided at DoubleTree Hotel)

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Buses leave for Lutheran Reformation Church

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Welcome with members of Congress

10:00 AM -3:00 PM: Lobby Visits

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Reflection/Closing