Kollaboration to Celebrate 20 Years with Virtual Celebration

Advertising image for Kollaboration 2020 (Photo credit: Kollaboration)

Founded in 2000 by comedian Paul “PK” Kim, Kollaboration has become a pillar of the Asian American arts community for its tireless support of Asian American artists, musicians, and young people. Each year, Kollaboration hosts several events that showcase Asian American talent, as well as training sessions and workshops to help aspiring artists launch new media projects. Since 2015, Kollaboration has also hosted Empower, a leadership conference that invites leaders in Asian American entertainment and community organizing to share their perspectives to aspiring Asian American artists. (I was honoured to be invited to speak at Empower in 2017.)

This year, Kollaboration celebrates its 20th anniversary on December 12th with a free virtual event featuring a powerhouse lineup of Asian American media voices. Scheduled guests include rapper Ruby Ibarra, singer-songwriter Megan Lee, and YouTuber David Choi among others.

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AAPI Run: Tania Ganguly, Candidate for Canton Township Trustee, MI

Tania Ganguly (Photo Credit: Tania for Canton Trustee)

Once again, a record number of Asian Americans and a growing number of Pacific Islanders are running for public office at the local, state, and national level.

Every week, Reappropriate will profile progressive AAPI candidates for higher office, as well as officials serving in public office. Check back at Reappropriate throughout 2020 to learn more about these candidates and find out how you can get more involved in their campaigns.


What is your full name?
Tania Ganguly

What office are you seeking and/or what office do you currently hold?
Canton Township Trustee in Michigan

When is the election date and/or when is the end of your term?
November 3, 2020.

What is your party registration (if any)?
Democratic

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Artists Join Forces in #VotingTogether Campaign To Turn Out the AAPI Vote

An excerpt of digital poster "Show Up For Future Generations" by Bianca Ng.

The Asian American and Pacific Islander electorates are poised to play a pivotal role in tomorrow’s election. Despite historically low voter turnout numbers (often due to structural barriers to voting), data suggest that the AAPI electorate are highly enthusiastic this year. With early voting already underway, Asian American voters have already cast half a million more ballots than in 2016.

To help encourage AAPI voters in 2020, the Asian American Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Fund (AAPICEF) launched the #VotingTogether program, which provides funding to artists to create bilingual artwork that could be shared digitally to help turn out the AAPI vote. Thirteen artists were selected through to AAPICEF’s open call to receive $1,000 to create their projects, which includes songs, dance, and digital artwork.

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AAPI Run: Dr. Michelle Au, Candidate for GA State Senate, District 48

Dr. Michelle Au (Photo Credit: Dr. Michelle Au for State Senate)

Once again, a record number of Asian Americans and a growing number of Pacific Islanders are running for public office at the local, state, and national level.

Every week, Reappropriate will profile progressive AAPI candidates for higher office, as well as officials serving in public office. Check back at Reappropriate throughout 2020 to learn more about these candidates and find out how you can get more involved in their campaigns.


What is your full name?
Dr. Michelle Au

What office are you seeking and/or what office do you currently hold?
Georgia State Senate, District 48.

When is the election date and/or when is the end of your term?
November 3, 2020.

What is your party registration (if any)?
Democrat

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AAPI Run: Yuh-Line Niou, Incumbent for NY State Assembly, District 65

Yuh-Line Niou

Once again, a record number of Asian Americans and a growing number of Pacific Islanders are running for public office at the local, state, and national level.

Every week, Reappropriate will profile progressive AAPI candidates for higher office, as well as officials serving in public office. Check back at Reappropriate throughout 2020 to learn more about these candidates and find out how you can get more involved in their campaigns.


What is your full name?
Yuh-Line Niou

What office are you seeking and/or what office do you currently hold?
I have been the New York State Assemblymember of Assembly District 65 since 2017, and I am running for re-election for my third term. I won 2-1 this past June in the Democratic primary and will be on the ballots in the general election as the Democratic nominee, as well as on the Working Families Party line.

When is the election date and/or when is the end of your term?
The general election date is Nov. 3, 2020, and my current term ends Dec. 31, 2020.

What is your party registration (if any)?
I am registered as a Democrat and endorsed by the Working Families Party.

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