Summer 2021: Down-Payment for Real Power

Portrait in front of fountain on LMU campus

"Down-Payment for Real Power: Stacey Abrams, Asian Americans, and the Long Game of Coalition Politics in Atlanta, Georgia"
with Edward J.W. Park, Professor and Chair of Asian and Asian American Studies

Monday, June 28, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. (PT)

While most Americans became aware of Stacy Abrams through her campaign for Georgia’s gubernatorial run in 2018, she has played an instrumental role in reaching out to the state’s Asian American community throughout her political career. In addition to seeking Asian American votes, Abrams has actively developed Asian American political leadership, including mentoring ground-breaking candidates who have altered the political landscape of the state. The presentation highlights this important—but often overlooked—form of durable multiracial coalition-building.