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Thought-provoking conversations exploring issues affecting our communal well-being through a nonprofit lens.‚Äč Moderated by Barry Silverberg, Director, Nonprofit Austin.

Season 5

This season of Civil Society is dedicated to exploring People of Color Experiences in Austin.

The Asian Pacific Islander Experience in Austin

Diversity of Asian Americans

Vince Cobalis, Past Chair, Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission

AACHI & How Younger Asian Americans Relate to Their Community

Hailey Easley, Executive Director, AACHI

Asian American Business in Austin

Fang Fang, CEO, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce

The Indian American Experience in Austin

Meeta Kothare, Managing Director & Adjunct Professor, Social Innovation Initiative | McCombs School of Business; Adjunct Professor | McCombs School & LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Social Service Challenges faced by Austin Asian Community

Darlene Lanham, Executive Director, AFSSA (Asian Family Support Services of Austin)

Advocating for Asian American Seniors

Shubhada Saxena, President & Founder, Aspire to Age

The Asian American Resource Center

Sona Shah, Culture & Arts Education Manager of the Asian American Resource Center, City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Asian American Cultural Center

Amy Wong Mok, Founder & CEO, Asian American Cultural Center

Asian American Quality of Life Commission

Kirk Yoshida, Chair, Asian American Quality of Life Commission, City of Austin