I Am Asian American concert hopes to get the word out on voting

With the president election just around the corner, the Asian American community is doing whatever it can to bring awareness to voter registration.

On Sunday, Oct. 16th, 2016, the newly launched organization, I Am Asian American, is set to host four concerts around the country, with the flagship concert taking place in Los Angeles and additional locations in Washington D.C., Chicago, and New York City.

Kollaboration New York is excited to be one of the community partners for the New York City concert along with AREAA NY East Chapter Network Forum, Korean Community Services of Greater New York, YMCA of Queens, TAP NYC, NAPA, ECAASU: East Coast Asian American Student Union, and OCA-New York Chapter.

At the event, attendees can register to vote, enjoy food trucks, and listen to live performances from Kollaboration New York 9 winner, Sung Lee, pop and R&B singer and songwriter, Shilpa Laksminarayan, Lyricks, St. Lenox, and YouTube star Caroline Shin of ‘Cooking with Granny’.

Food trucks include Big D’s Grub Truck, Mamu Thai Noodle, Korilla BBQ, Nom Wah Nolita, Obao, and The In Spot Dessert Bar & Lounge.

Recently, I Am Asian American also launched a social media campaign with the National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA) just in time for the event.

The PSA campaign, which features our very own executive director, Tanner Chung, came days after Fox news aired a racist anti-Asian clip, to denounce the news segment and urges others to film their own “#IAmAsianAmerican” video.

The ‘I Am Asian American’ New York City concert will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at LIC Landing by COFFEED. General admission is free to the public.