Storytellers Session: Karthick Ramakrishnan

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Virtual Event Thu, Jul 22, 2021 6:00 PM


The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) invites you to our next program, Storytellers Session: Karthick Ramakrishnan, on Thursday, July 22, 2021. This special program is the second in our new series, Storytellers Sessions. We are honored to present this conversation between political scientist and author Karthick Ramakrishnan and CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong.

Karthick is one of the pioneering storytellers and cultural leaders CAAM is honoring this year as part of our Storytellers 2021 series. Storytellers 2021 spotlights visionary Asian Americans who are elevating our narratives and moving the Asian American experience forward.

While Karthick is not a storyteller in the traditional sense, he is doing innovative and important work by revealing the narratives behind data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). As the fastest growing community in the US which is expected to grow to 46 million people by 2046, it is critically important to examine and understand the nuances and complexities of the AAPI community. As the founding director of AAPI Data, Karthick and his colleagues provide disaggregated and accurate demographic data and policy research to shed a light on this diverse community within the larger context of the American experience and to help ensure that their needs and voices are understood and represented.

Although he is well known for this work, lesser known is his personal journey and the path he took to get to where he is today. This is your opportunity to learn more about Karthick and how his work connecting data, narrative, and action can help rebuild the American dream so that it is more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Stay tuned to our website for his upcoming profile, and join us on July 22 to learn more from Karthick himself.

His new book, Citizenship Reimagined (Cambridge, 2020), develops a precise framework for understanding and measuring citizenship as expansive and multi-dimensional. Everyone who registers for this program will be entered in a drawing to receive a signed copy of Citizenship Reimagined.

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