Politics and Civic Engagement

    Asian American Studies Scholar and host Rob Buscher discusses AAPI involvement in local politics and civic engagement with panelists Nina Ahmad, Nikil Saval, and Helen Gym. Historically, Asian Americans have faced barriers in becoming politically active. What are the contemporary challenges the community still experiences?  

    • Nina Ahmad, Former Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement 
    • Nikil Saval, Pennsylvania State Senator 
    • Helen Gym, Councilmember At-Large, Philadelphia City Council 

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