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Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

End Date

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 5:00 PM


This episode of America250’s Community Conversation will celebrate Jewish American and Asian American Pacific Islanders Heritage Months. In partnership with Jewish American Heritage Month, and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History we are hosting this conversation that will explore American immigrant experiences from these groups, past and present challenges, as well as honor the influences that these groups had, and continue to have, on the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Join us for Community Conversation with the Jewish American Heritage and Asian American Pacific Islander communities on May 19, 2022 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern. 

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Date: May 19, 2022
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET
Location: Online

Meet the Panelists

U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng
United States House of Representatives
U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng is serving her 5th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Grace represents the 6th Congressional District of New York encompassing the New York City borough of Queens, including west, central and northeast Queens. Grace is the first and only Asian American Member of Congress from New York State and the first female Congressmember from Queens since former Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. Grace is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and is Vice Chair of its Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. She also sits on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. Grace is also a Senior Whip and Regional Whip for New York, and a founder and Co-Chair of the Kids’ Safety Caucus. She helped create and serves as a founding member and former Co-Chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus which works to mitigate excessive aircraft noise that adversely affects communities.

Dr. Annie Polland
President of the Tenement Museum
Dr. Annie Polland is a public historian, author and President of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she served as Vice President for Programs & Education from 2009 to 2017. Prior to her return to the Tenement Museum she served as Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society. She is the co-author, with Daniel Soyer, of Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award. She received her Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, and served as Vice President of Education at the Museum at Eldridge Street, where she wrote Landmark of the Spirit (Yale University).

Nancy Yao Maasbach
President of the Museum of Chinese in America
As the President of MOCA, Nancy has the unique privilege of combining her experiences in managing organizations, promoting arts and culture as a bridge between peoples, and executing research focused on redefining the American narrative by examining the role of Chinese Americans in U.S. history. Prior to her time at MOCA, Nancy was the executive director of the Yale-China Association, one of the oldest non-profit organizations dedicated to building U.S.-China relations. At the Yale-China Association, Nancy led over 20 programs in the areas of arts, education, and health.Nancy has over twenty years of leadership experience at non-profit organizations and for-profit management, including staff and board positions at The Community Fund for Women & Girls, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Tessitura Network, Goldman Sachs & Co, Council on Foreign Relations, CNN, and more. Nancy is a lecturer on governance at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University.

An official program of Jewish American Heritage Month. Presented by America 250 in Partnership with JAHM and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History.

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