Year of the Horse - What Does It Mean For Us? - LIB100/201 Approved!
Date and TimeThursday, January 30, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Kirkhof Center » RM 2266
2014 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration
LIB 100 & 201 Approved
Year of the Horse - What Does It Mean For Us?
Hung Nguyen, vice chair, Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission
Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing demographic groups in the United States. According to the 2010 Census, the Asian population grew faster than any other race group in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010. "Inclusion" and "diversity" in education, business and government are catch phrases for a call to action but are there any real impact? What leadership or policy roles do underrepresented communities play? Who are the underrepresented communities?
Recently, Nguyen was the first Vietnamese American to be in a General Election for the Commonwealth of Virginia's House of Delegates, which is considered the oldest continuous legislative body in the New World. Reflecting the American Dream and his experience, he will share his perspective as a business and community leader and what it means to be an American of Asian descent.