Community Transformation: Asian American Community Leaders

This paper is a study on transformation and how one particular minority group, the Asian Americans, have collectively transformed itself politically and socio-economically. Asian Americans are a highly diverse population segment due to the various ethnic groups within the pan-ethnic Asian category, their immigration stories, educational attainments, and social economic statuses. This is a study primarily based on in-depth interviews of seven Asian American community leaders from different backgrounds ranging from different genders, ages, leadership positions in various domains, and different ethnic groups. These interviewees are politicians, community organizers, executive directors of nonprofits, small business owners, large business owners, and more. Framed under Transformative Learning, this study explores and expands on how Asian Americans, as a collective group, experienced community transformation; and contribute to the vast literature on the subject of transformative learning.

Format: Roundtable Session


Brian Ahn, Teachers College Columbia University, New York
Alan Woo
Ken Inouye
Michael Matsuda
Jeff Kim
Session Date & Time: Fri, 08 Apr 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT