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WHAT: I AM ASIAN AMERICAN DC/Virginia Concert and Night Market
WHEN: Sunday, October 15 from 5 PM to 10 PM
WHERE: Eden Center, 6751-6799 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044
The #IAmAsianAmerican movement is coming to Washington D.C.! We are going to throw one of the most epic red carpet celebrity concert and after party night market. And the best part? You’re invited!
On October 16, 2016, #IAAA aims to register at least 15,000 new voters with a first-ever national concert event taking place in four cities with major Asian American populations: New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
To help close this gap in a critical election year, #IAmAsianAmerican (www.iamasianamerican.com) — a new organization formed in conjunction with Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) (www.apiavote.org), Kollaboration (www.kollaboration.org) and 18 Million Rising (18MR.org) — is launching a national campaign to engage Asian American millennials to become active participants in the electoral process.
*If you would like to get involved and volunteer at the event, please visit: www.iamasianamerican.com/volunteer
PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS
● Trus Real, hiphop artist
● Jomin Mujar, singer/songwriter
● Jessica Millete, singer/songwriter
● Ariel Yu 絕對嗜甜的不良運動魂, Pacific Miss Asian Alliance
● Jessica Phan, Miss Vietnam DC
● Danny Atomicgoofball Nguyen, B-Boy, TEDx Speaker
● DJ AAROCK
● Lisa Marie, singer/songwriter
● Alice Park, singer
● Morgan Majoros, singer
● Chip Han, beatboxer
● Kamilah Dreux, singer
● Daniel Lee, guitarist
FOOD TRUCKS AND RESTAURANT PARTNERS
● The Eden Centre: The center is home to 120+ shops, restaurants and businesses catering to the extensive Asian American , especially the Vietnamese-American, population.
● AREAA DCMetro
● Kollaboration DC
● DC Asian Pacific American Film – APA Film
● Voices for Vietnamese Americans
● OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates – DC
● OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates – NOVA
● NAAAP DC
● Korean American Association of Greater Washington Metro
● NOVAL-DC (National Organization of Vietnamese-American Leaders)
● Taiwanese American Professionals Washington, D.C. Area – TAP DC
MEDIA ALERT // Contact: Tanzila Ahmed — email@example.com
STAR-STUDDED LIVE NATIONAL CONCERT EVENT TO
PROMOTE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN MILLENNIAL VOTER
REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON OCTOBER 16, 2016
Free live performances in four cities — New York, Washington DC, Chicago, and
Los Angeles — to be connected via Internet streaming, with the goal of registering at
least 15,000 new voters
LOS ANGELES — Asian Americans are the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S. and will
command buying power in excess of $1 trillion by 2018. Yet half of all Asian Americans do not
vote, including just 37% of Asian Americans aged 18 to 34, representing one of the lowest
voter participation rates of any racial or ethnic demographic.
To help close this gap in a critical election year, #IAmAsianAmerican (www.iamasianamerican.com)
— a new organization formed in conjunction with APIAVote (www.apiavote.org), Kollaboration
(www.kollaboration.org) and 18 Million Rising (18MR.org) — is launching a national campaign to
engage Asian American millennials to become active participants in the electoral process.
On October 16, 2016, #IAAA aims to register at least 15,000 new voters with a first-ever
national concert event taking place in four cities with major Asian American populations: New
York, Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The free events will combine food, live music
and speakers and on-the-ground engagement in each city — including a flagship red-carpet celebrity event at Los Angeles’s historic Wiltern Theater, expected to draw 2,000 attendees, which will also be live-streamed to the three other participating cities and locations across the country.
The Los Angeles event will be emceed by comedians Jenny Yang (Comedy Comedy Festival;
Buzzfeed Video) and Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and will feature as headliners a cappella sensations The Filharmonic (Pitch Perfect 2) and America’s Best Dance Crew champions Poreotics, as well as a selection of artists from 18 Million Rising’s just-released album Voices of Our Vote, YouTube superstar AJ Rafael and K-pop wunderkind / star of Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop! Megan Lee — as well as many other celebrity performers, speakers and presenters, to be announced.
“IAAA is about proudly owning our cross-cultural identities” says executive director Uyen
Tieu. “By celebrating Asian American civic engagement and pop culture, we want to put a
spotlight on the power of our community — and get everyone to the polls this November.”
All events will be FREE to the public; advance registration is encouraged and VIP tickets with special privileges are available for purchase for the flagship Los Angeles event. For further information, to obtain press passes or to arrange interviews with organizers or performers, please contact Tanzila Ahmed at firstname.lastname@example.org, #IAmAsianAmerican is a nonpartisan 501(c)-3 eligible project fiscally sponsored by APIAVote.