October 3rd, 2017
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Ohio Statehouse – Main Atrium
Click on the links below for additional details on the 2017 AAPI Legislative Day
|Registration and Lunch|
|12:00 – 12:25pm
Ø Patch Wetzel, PatchWorks Ministries
Welcome & Orientation
Ø Dr. Cora Munoz, Chair, Ohio Asian American Health Coalition
Ø Michael Byun, Chair, Ohio AAPI Advisory Council
Ø Manju Sankarappa, Exec. Director, Ohio Asian American Health Coalition
Ø Kimlee Suremee, Chair, Ohio Asian American Legislative Day 2017
|12:30 – 1:30 pm
|Breakout Sessions (Select one, A – C)
A. Health Inequities in the AAPI Community
This session will discuss the opioid crisis, Hep B prevention and control, and why Medicaid expansion and Medicaid funding is vital to the AAPI community.
Facilitator: Dr. Cora Munoz, OAAHC, Ohio AAPI Advisory Council
Ø Dr. Greg Lam, Cardiologist, OhioHealth
Ø Dr. Mysheika Williams Roberts,Medical Director, Assistant Health Commissioner, Columbus Public Health
Ø Heather Skrabak, Associate Director, Assn. of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
|B. Preserving Rights of DACA Recipients and Other Immigrants
This session will discuss challenges of all undocumented immigrants, particularly those with DACA status. Focus will be upon privacy rights, obtaining state IDs, and opportunities for work and higher education.
Facilitator: Kelly Hill, Ohio Progressive Asian Women’s Leadership
Ø Melissa Gawelek, Esq., Immigration Attorney
Ø Dr. Emily Houh, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Ø Inna Simanovsky, Esq., Immigration Attorney
Ø Thalita Pontes, Legal Assistant for Immigration Law
Ø Kimlee Suremee, Asian Services in Action, Inc.
|Stateroom||C. Safety Concerns in the Current Environment
This session will discuss hate crimes and bias-related incidents within the AAPI community, the role of local law enforcement and Federal Agencies, how to advocate our concerns, and how state policies and statutes can address these growing concerns.
Facilitator: Dr. Ron Katsuyama, OAAHC, Ohio AAPI Advisory Council
Ø Romin Iqbal, CAIR-Columbus
Ø Amar Pandey, Federation of Indian Associations-Ohio
Ø Jaipal Singh, UNITED SIKHS
Ø Peter Glenn-Appelgate, Assistant United States Attorney
|1:30 – 3:45Breakout Rooms:
|Advocacy in Action (Select one, A – B)
A. Legislative Visits
Participants will prepare to advocate for the issue areas discussed by panelists during the breakout sessions, and visit the offices of state legislators in the breakout groups.
1:30 – 2:00 Preparation for Legislative Office Visits (In Breakout Rooms)
2:15 – 3:45 Legislative Visits on Key Issues
B. Advocacy Basics
Participants will learn how to write letters, send emails, and make calls to your local state legislator regarding to health Inequities in the AAPI community, including Hepatitis B prevention and control, the opioid crisis, and Medicaid expansion.
C. Statehouse Tours (Optional)
Guided tours are offered every hour on the hour with the first tour beginning at 10 a.m. and the last tour beginning at 3 p.m. Tours depart from the Map Room accessible from the Third Street entrance.
|3:50 – 4:20
|4:20 — 4:30
|Closing Ceremony: Continuing the Momentum Beyond Legislative Day|